Definition of big dipper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    big dipper

    BrE BrE//ˌbɪɡ ˈdɪpə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbɪɡ ˈdɪpər//
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  1. 1(old-fashioned, British English) a small train at an amusement park, which goes very quickly up and down a steep track and around bends see also roller coaster
  2. 2the Big Dipper (North American English) (British English the Plough) [singular] a group of seven bright stars that can only be seen from the northern half of the world
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