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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquila and Vulpecula.

[Latin sagitta, arrow.]


n, Latin genitive Sagittae (səˈɡɪtiː)
(Astronomy) a small constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cygnus and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way
[C16: from Latin, literally: an arrow]
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Noun1.Sagitta - a small constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cygnus and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way
2.sagitta - any arrowworm of the genus Sagitta
arrowworm, chaetognath - any worm of the Chaetognatha; transparent marine worm with horizontal lateral and caudal fins and a row of movable curved spines at each side of the mouth
genus Sagitta - chief genus of Chaetognatha including the largest arrowworms
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Within this triangle are two small constellations known as Vulpecula & Sagitta.
An unlucky fifth to Russian Rhythm in the Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (with Oaks winner Casual Look sixth and Yesterday eighth), Hanami was beaten little more than four lengths at Epsom and is expected to outpoint Michael Stoute's classy four-year-old Zee Zee Top.
Russian Rhythm is reported to be in fine shape in her bid to become the first filly for 24 years to add the Coronation Stakes to her victory in the Sagitta 1000 Guineas.
Audience could bid to get his Vodafone Derby claims back on track in the Tote Dante Stakes at York next Wednesday following a poor run in the Sagitta 2000 Guineas.
HURRICANE ALAN will bid to give trainer Richard Hannon a fourth win in the Sagitta 2000 Guineas next month.
She gives herself every chance of staying the mile," added Hills junior, referring to the chances of getting the mile of the Sagitta 1000 Guineas.
O'Brien's Sagitta 2000 Guineas and Vodafone Derby runner-up remains 1- 2 favourite with the sponsors but Dettori is hoping the unbeaten Equerry can run a big race in the famous blue colours of Godolphin.
Richard Hannon's Redback, third in the Sagitta 2,000 Guineas, is amongst a sizeable British entry remaining in the French equivalent, the Poule d'Essai des Poulains, at Longchamp on Sunday.