unidentified flying object

unidentified flying object (plural unidentified flying objects)

  1. Anything not readily explainable appearing to move through or be suspended in the air, primarily used to refer to objects that seem to be at least of small familiar aircraft size. Abbreviated UFO.
    The lights seen over the city last night, originally termed unidentified flying objects, turned out to be spotlights from a car dealership reflecting on low clouds.
  2. (colloquial) An alien spacecraft. More commonly called a UFO.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: objet volant non-identifié, OVNI (abbreviation)
  • German: unidentifiziertes Flugobjekt, UFO (abbreviation)
  • Italian: oggetto volante non identificato, OVNI (abbreviation)
  • Portuguese: objeto voador não-identificado
  • Russian: неопо́знанный лета́ющий объе́кт
  • Spanish: objeto volador no identificado
  • Russian: лета́ющая таре́лка

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