Little Dipper


Definition of Little Dipper

: the seven principal stars in Ursa Minor

First Known Use of Little Dipper

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Little Dipper was in 1842

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Little Dipper


Kids Definition of Little Dipper

: 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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