Big Dipper

noun

Definition of Big Dipper

:the seven principal stars in the constellation of Ursa Major

First Known Use of big dipper

1853


BIG DIPPER Defined for Kids

Big Dipper

noun

Definition of Big Dipper for Students

:a group of seven stars in the northern sky arranged in a form like a dipper with the two stars that form the side opposite the handle pointing to the North Star


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