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Related to dipper: big dipper
1. The Big Dipper.
2. The Little Dipper.
1. One that dips, especially a container for taking up water.
2. One of several small birds of the genus Cinclus that dive into swift-moving streams and feed along the bottom. Also called ouzel, water ouzel.
1. (Cookery) a ladle used for dipping
2. (Animals) Also called: water ouzel any aquatic songbird of the genus Cinclus and family Cinclidae, esp C. cinclus. They inhabit fast-flowing streams and resemble large wrens
3. a slang word for pickpocket
4. a person or thing that dips, such as the mechanism for directing car headlights downwards
5. a small metal cup clipped onto a painter's palette for holding diluent or medium
6. (Historical Terms) archaic an Anabaptist
1. a cuplike container with a long handle, used for dipping.
2. Also called water ouzel. any small, stocky diving bird of the family Cinclidae, related to the thrushes, esp. Cinclus aquaticus of Europe and C. mexicanus of W North America, frequenting streams and rivers.
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|Noun||1.||dipper - a ladle that has a cup with a long handle|
ladle - a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
|2.||Dipper - a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris|
|3.||Dipper - a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major|
|4.||dipper - small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage|
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
|5.||dipper - small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom|
(Tech, = person) → Eintaucher(in) m(f)
(Orn) → Taucher m, → Tauchente f
(at fair: also Big Dipper) → Achterbahn f
(Brit, Aut, for headlamps) → Abblendschalter m