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big dippernoun [C]

uk   /ˌbɪɡ ˈdɪp.ər/ us   /ˌbɪɡ ˈdɪp.ɚ/ UK old-fashioned
a small railway in an amusement park that travels very quickly along a narrow track that slopes and bends suddenly

the Big Dippernoun [S]

uk   /ˌbɪɡ ˈdɪp.ər/ us   /ˌbɪɡ ˈdɪp.ɚ/ US UK the Plough
(Definition of big dipper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Big Dippernoun [U]

us   /ˈbɪɡ ˈdɪp·ər/
a group of seven bright stars that can be seen in the northern part of the world
(Definition of Big Dipper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “big dipper”
in Chinese (Simplified) (游乐场的)过山车…
in Chinese (Traditional) (遊樂場的)雲霄飛車…
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