Little Dipper

Little Dipper

noun Astronomy.
the group of seven bright stars in Ursa Minor resembling a dipper in outline.
Also called Dipper.


Origin:
1835–45

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Little Dipper
 
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(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

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Little Dipper   (lĭt'l)  Pronunciation Key 
An asterism composed of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Minor that form the outline of a dipper.
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