Little Dipper

noun

Definition of Little Dipper

:the seven principal stars in Ursa Minor

First Known Use of little dipper

1842


LITTLE DIPPER Defined for Kids

Little Dipper

noun

Definition of Little Dipper for Students

:a group of seven stars in the northern sky arranged in a form like a dipper with the North Star forming the tip of the handle


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