big dipper

big dipper (plural big dippers)

  1. A rollercoaster.

Big Dipper
Proper noun
  1. (constellation, especially, US) A bright circumpolar asterism of the northern sky, said to resemble a ladle or cart. It is part of the constellation Ursa Major and includes the stars Mizar, Dubhe, and Alkaid. [from 1845]
    Synonyms: Charles' Wain, Drinking Gourd, Northern Ladle, Northern Waggoner, Plough, Wain, Wagon, Great Wagon, Bandwagon, Saptarishi, Saucepan, triones
  • French: Grande Casserole, Grand Chariot
  • German: Großer Wagen
  • Italian: Gran Carro
  • Portuguese: Grande Carro, Caçarola
  • Russian: Большо́й Ковш
  • Spanish: Carro, Cazo

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