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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dipper  \Dip"per\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  dips;  especially,  a  vessel  used  to 
  dip  water  or  other  liquid;  a  ladle. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  grebe;  the  dabchick. 
  b  The  buffel  duck. 
  c  The  water  ouzel  ({Cinolus  aquaticus})  of  Europe. 
  d  The  American  dipper  or  ouzel  ({Cinclus  Mexicanus}). 
 
  {The  Dipper}  (Astron.),  the  seven  principal  stars  in  the 
  constellation  of  the  Great  Bear;  popularly  so  called  from 
  their  arrangement  in  the  form  of  a  dipper;  --  called  also 
  {Charles's  Wain}.  See  {Ursa  Major},  under  {Ursa}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dipper 
  n  1:  a  ladle  that  has  a  cup  with  a  long  handle 
  2:  a  cluster  of  seven  stars  in  Ursa  Minor;  at  the  end  of  the 
  dipper's  handle  is  Polaris  [syn:  {Little  Dipper},  {Dipper}] 
  3:  a  group  of  seven  bright  stars  in  the  constellation  Ursa 
  Major  [syn:  {Big  Dipper},  {Dipper},  {Plough},  {Charles's 
  Wain}] 
  4:  small  North  American  diving  duck;  males  have  bushy  head 
  plumage  [syn:  {bufflehead},  {butterball},  {Bucephela 
  albeola}] 
  5:  small  stocky  diving  bird  without  webbed  feet;  frequents 
  fast-flowing  streams  and  feeds  along  the  bottom  [syn:  {water 
  ouzel}] 




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