Little Dipper
noun Date: 1842 the seven principal stars in Ursa Minor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Little Dipper — ☆ Little Dipper or the n. a dipper shaped group of stars in the constellation Ursa Minor …   English World dictionary

  • Little Dipper — Little Dip|per AmE the Little Dipper another name for ↑Ursa Minor, a group of bright stars …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Little Dipper — noun a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper s handle is Polaris • Syn: ↑Dipper • Instance Hypernyms: ↑asterism • Part Holonyms: ↑Little Bear, ↑Ursa Minor • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Little Dipper — Astron. the group of seven bright stars in Ursa Minor resembling a dipper in outline. Also called Dipper. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Little Dipper — Lit′tle Dip′per n. astron. the group of seven bright stars in Ursa Minor resembling a dipper in outline • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Little Dipper — /lɪtl ˈdɪpə/ (say litl dipuh) noun the, a star group in Ursa Minor. Also, the Dipper …   Australian English dictionary

  • Little Dipper — noun A bright circumpolar asterism of the northern sky, said to resemble a ladle or cart. It is part of the constellation Ursa Minor and includes the northern pole star Polaris …   Wiktionary

  • Little Dipper (roller coaster) — Infobox roller coaster name=Little Dipper caption= location=Memphis Kiddie Park section= type=Steel status=Open opened=April, 1952 manufacturer=Bradley and Kaye designer=The Allan Herschell Company model=Little Dipper track= lift=Chain lift hill… …   Wikipedia

  • Lockheed Little Dipper — Vue de l’avion …   Wikipédia en Français

  • the Little Dipper — US : a group of seven stars including the North Star in the northern sky that forms the shape of a dipper or ladle and that is smaller than the Big Dipper compare ↑big dipper • • • Main Entry: ↑Little Dipper …   Useful english dictionary

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