Big Dipper(redirected from Big Dipper (asterism))
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A cluster of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major, four forming the bowl and three the handle of a dipper-shaped configuration. Also called Charles's Wain, Plow.
(in amusement parks) a narrow railway with open carriages that run swiftly over a route of sharp curves and steep inclines. Also called: roller coaster
(Astronomy) the US and Canadian name for Plough
the group of seven bright stars in Ursa Major resembling a dipper in outline.
A group of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major. Four stars form the bowl and three form the handle in the outline of a dipper.
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|Noun||1.||Big Dipper - a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major|
|2.||big dipper - elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines)|
elevated, elevated railroad, elevated railway, overhead railway, el - a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
hypercoaster - a roller coaster that goes up 200 feet or higher and can catapult riders from 0 to 70 mph in 4 seconds by motors originally designed to launch rockets
ride - a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement