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Definition of "saucer" [sau•cer]

  • A small shallow dish having a slight circular depression in the center for holding a cup. (noun)
  • An object similar in shape to a saucer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "saucer" in a sentence
  • "He does a double take, as he notices that the saucer is extremely old and very valuable."
  • "In a procedure we call 'saucer separation' the command section detaches from the rest of the ship and, under its own impulse power, can rendezvous with a rescue craft or make a surface landing."
  • "Sitting doubled over, Chinamen have their heads shaven back almost to the crown, when a spot about the size of a tiny saucer is left to bear the crop of hair which forms the pig-tail."