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Meaning of “big dipper” in the English Dictionary

"big dipper" in British English

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big dippernoun [C]

uk   /ˌbɪɡˈdɪp.ər/  us   // UK old-fashioned
a ​smallrailway in an amusementpark that ​travels very ​quickly along a ​narrowtrack that ​slopes and ​bendssuddenly
(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 ​brightstars that can be ​seen in the ​northernpart 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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