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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Saucer  \Sau"cer\,  n.  [F.  sauci[`e]re,  from  sauce.  See  {Sauce}.] 
  1.  A  small  pan  or  vessel  in  which  sauce  was  set  on  a  table. 
  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
  2.  A  small  dish,  commonly  deeper  than  a  plate,  in  which  a  cup 
  is  set  at  table. 
  3.  Something  resembling  a  saucer  in  shape.  Specifically: 
  a  A  flat,  shallow  caisson  for  raising  sunken  ships. 
  b  A  shallow  socket  for  the  pivot  of  a  capstan. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  with  a  round  shape  like  a  flat  circular  plate 
  [syn:  {disk},  {disc}] 
  2:  a  small  shallow  dish  for  holding  a  cup  at  the  table 
  3:  a  parabolic  reflector  for  microwave  or  radio  frequency 
  radiation  that  is  used  as  a  directional  antenna  [syn:  {dish}, 
  {dish  aerial},  {dish  antenna}] 
  4:  a  disk  used  in  throwing  competitions  [syn:  {discus}] 

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