polar star

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polar star

n.
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Noun1.polar star - the brightest star in Ursa Minorpolar star - the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it
Little Bear, Ursa Minor - a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
Little Dipper, Dipper - a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris
References in classic literature ?
Duncan had no other guide than a distant glimmering light, which served, however, the office of a polar star to the lover.
This is, beyond question, a bold and presumptuous doubt, inasmuch as many distinguished characters, called men of the world, long-headed customers, knowing dogs, shrewd fellows, capital hands at business, and the like, have made, and do daily make, this axiom their polar star and compass.
How could you have acted, as the polar star of all.