☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,


Saturday Word: Flügelrad

flu·gel·rad [flo͞o´ɡel-rād]:
origin: German

A Nazi Flying saucer.


Sort of. Depends whom you ask; see also Haunebu. A Flugelrad (with or without umlaut) is also known as a "flying wheel" and while one version has roots in the German military, it's also an engineering term. Currently it's an international symbol for railways.

Anemometer Flugelrad - measures wind.

The oft speculated "Flying Disc" aircraft of WWII, see also.
Tags: f, german, noun, wordsmith: theidolhands

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