Full record for saucer n.

Definition =flying saucer
OED requirements antedating 1947
Comment There is an 1878 Denison (Texas) Daily News report cited in a 1969 source that refers to a flying object as a saucer. However, the 1947 cite is the earliest direct usage known.
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Citations for saucer n.

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1969 M. Z. Bradley Brass Dragon (1980) viii. 144 Nothing would have been easier for them than to cut me down when they finished questioning, or simply to cut our saucer adrift, first dismantling the drives, so that we died in space.
1989 D. Dvorkin & D. Dvorkin Star Trek: Next Generation: Captains' Honor viii. 157 As soon as that area rotated back into view, photon torpedoes flashed out from beneath the Centurion 's saucer and into the area of weakened M'dok deflector shields.
1995 C. Carter Truth is out There: Official Guide to The X Files The Episodes: Season 1 138 In Reagan, Tennessee, a truck driver loses power, saying he saw a saucer and lights.