Big Dipper

noun

Definition of Big Dipper

: the seven principal stars in the constellation of Ursa Major

First Known Use of big dipper

1853

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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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