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A flying-saucer enthusiast named Walter Frederick Morrison designed a saucer-like disk for playing catch.  It was produced by a company named Wham-O. On a promotional tour of college campuses, the president of Wham-O encountered the pie-plate-tossing craze at Yale.  And so the flying saucer from California was renamed after the pie plate from Connecticut. Of course the name was changed from Frisbie to Frisbee to avoid any legal problems.
Invention: Frisbee in 1950 Photo courtesy
Definition: noun / Fris·bee / trademark
Function: a plastic disk-shaped toy that players throw and catch Also called Flyin Saucer and Pluto Platter
Patent: Obtained by Walter Frederick Morrison, # unknown
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