|Also called: roller coaster (in amusement parks) a narrow railway with open carriages that run swiftly over a route of sharp curves and steep inclines|
|1.||a ladle used for dipping|
|2.||Also called: water ouzel any aquatic songbird of the genus Cinclus and family Cinclidae, esp C. cinclus. They inhabit fast-flowing streams and resemble large wrens|
|3.||a slang word for pickpocket|
|4.||a person or thing that dips, such as the mechanism for directing car headlights downwards|
|5.||a small metal cup clipped onto a painter's palette for holding diluent or medium|
|6.||archaic an Anabaptist|
|(US), (Canadian) the Little Dipper Ursa Minor, the Bear, Also known as: the Little Bear a small faint constellation, the brightest star of which is the Pole Star, lying 1° from the true celestial pole|
An asterism composed of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major. Four stars form the bowl and three form the handle in the outline of a dipper.
|Little Dipper (lĭt'l) Pronunciation Key
An asterism composed of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Minor that form the outline of a dipper.