What is saucer?

  • (noun): Something with a round shape like a flat circular plate.
    Synonyms: disk, disc
    See also — Additional definitions below

Saucer

A saucer is a type of small dishware. While in the Middle Ages a saucer was used for serving condiments and sauces, currently the term is used to denote a small plate that supports a cup – usually one used to serve coffee or tea (see teacup). The center of the saucer contains a depression sized to fit a mating cup; this depression is sometimes raised. The saucer is useful for protecting surfaces from possible damage due to the heat of a cup, and to catch overflow, splashes, and drips from the cup, thus protecting both table linen and the user sitting in a free-standing chair who holds both cup and saucer. The saucer also provides a convenient place for a damp spoon, as might be used to stir the drink in the cup in order to mix sweeteners or creamers into tea or coffee. Some animals, including cats, may also be fed from saucers.

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Saucer Pass
... The saucer pass is an ice hockey term, which means passing the puck to another player such that it flies in the air like a flying saucer ... The saucer pass is widely used nowadays due to the difficulty of intercepting of it ... Under normal conditions it takes a very skilled player to intercept a saucer pass with an ice hockey stick ...
Cedric Allingham - Claims
1954, while on holiday near Lossiemouth, he encountered a flying saucer and communicated with its pilot by means of hand gestures and telepathy ... took a number of blurry photographs of the saucer and one of its occupant, pictured from the rear ... lung treatment at a Swiss sanatorium, cares little if critics point out that saucer pictures have been faked in the past with lampshades, garbage-can covers and ...
Civilian Saucer Intelligence
... Civilian Saucer Intelligence (CSI) was an independent unidentified flying object research group founded in New York City in 1954 ... It was initially called Civilian Saucer Intelligence New York, but the "New York" was quickly dropped from their name ... In contrast to the many amateurish early "flying saucer clubs", CSI actually conducted rigorous investigations of UFO reports ...
Saucer
... A saucer is a type of small dishware ... While in the Middle Ages a saucer was used for serving condiments and sauces, currently the term is used to denote a small plate that supports a cup – usually one used to serve ... The center of the saucer contains a depression sized to fit a mating cup this depression is sometimes raised ...
Simply Saucer
... Simply Saucer is a Canadian rock band formed during the 1970s ... According to Matt Carlson at Allmusic, "Though Simply Saucer had the guts to bring together tremendous influences from rock's past, including the Velvet Underground, early Pink ...

More definitions of "saucer":

  • (noun): A disk used in throwing competitions.
    Synonyms: discus
  • (noun): Directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation.
    Synonyms: dish, dish aerial, dish antenna
  • (noun): A small shallow dish for holding a cup at the table.