• (RP) IPA: /ˈsɔː.sə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɔ.səɹ/, /ˈsɒ.səɹ/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈsɑ.səɹ/

saucer (plural saucers)

  1. A small shallow dish to hold a cup and catch drips.
  2. An object round and gently curved (shaped like a saucer).
    The saucer-shaped object could have been a UFO.
  3. (obsolete) A small pan or vessel in which sauce was set on a table.
  4. A flat, shallow caisson for raising sunken ships.
  5. A shallow socket for the pivot of a capstan.
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saucer (saucers, present participle saucering; past and past participle saucered)

  1. (transitive) To pour (tea, etc.) from the cup into the saucer in order to cool it before drinking.

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