Big Dipper
noun Date: 1863 the seven principal stars in the constellation of Ursa Major

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  • Big Dipper — (Pleasure Beach, Blackpool) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Big Dipper (homonymie). Big Dipper …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Big Dipper — Amer.Eng. name for the seven star asterism (known in England as the plough; see CHARLES S WAIN (Cf. Charles s Wain)) in the constellation Ursa Major, first attested 1833 as simply the Dipper (sometimes Great Dipper, its companion constellation… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Big Dipper — ist der Name mehrerer Achterbahnen: Big Dipper (Blackpool) Big Dipper (Geauga Lake) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • big dipper — n 1.) BrE old fashioned a small railway in a ↑funfair, with steep slopes and sharp curves to give an exciting ride 2.) the Big Dipper AmE a group of seven bright stars seen only from northern parts of the world British Equivalent: the Plough …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • big dipper — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a roller coaster. 2) (the Big Dipper) N. Amer. a prominent formation of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear) …   English terms dictionary

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

  • big dipper — big dippers N COUNT A big dipper is a fairground ride that carries people up and down steep slopes on a narrow railway at high speed. [BRIT] Syn: roller coaster …   English dictionary

  • Big Dipper — This article is about the asterism. For other uses, see Big Dipper (disambiguation). Big Dipper map The Plough, also known as the Big Dipper or the Saptarishi (after the seven rishis), is an asterism of seven stars that has been recognized as a… …   Wikipedia

  • big dipper — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms big dipper : singular big dipper plural big dippers British a large structure like a small railway with many sharp turns and steep hills that you ride on for fun and excitement at a funfair …   English dictionary

  • big dipper — noun 1》 Brit. a roller coaster. 2》 (the Big Dipper) North American term for plough (in sense 2) …   English new terms dictionary

  • big dipper — noun (C) 1 a small railway in a funfair, with steep slopes and sharp curves to give an exciting ride 2 the Big Dipper AmE a group of seven bright stars seen only from northern parts of the world; the plough 1 (3) BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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