Definition of Dipper

1. Noun. A ladle that has a cup with a long handle.

Generic synonyms: Ladle
Derivative terms: Dip, Dip

2. Noun. A cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris.
Exact synonyms: Little Dipper
Generic synonyms: Asterism
Group relationships: Little Bear, Ursa Minor
Member holonyms: North Star, Polar Star, Polaris, Pole Star, Polestar

3. Noun. A group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major.
Exact synonyms: Big Dipper, Charles's Wain, Plough, Wagon, Wain
Generic synonyms: Asterism
Group relationships: Great Bear, Ursa Major

4. Noun. Small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage.
Exact synonyms: Bucephela Albeola, Bufflehead, Butterball
Generic synonyms: Duck
Group relationships: Bucephala, Genus Bucephala

5. Noun. Small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom.
Exact synonyms: Water Ouzel
Generic synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird
Group relationships: Cinclidae, Family Cinclidae
Specialized synonyms: Cinclus Aquaticus, European Water Ouzel, American Water Ouzel, Cinclus Mexicanus

Definition of Dipper

1. n. One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to dip water or other liquid; a ladle.

Definition of Dipper

1. Noun. (Canada politics informal) A member or supporter of the Canadian New Democratic Party. ¹

2. Noun. (Canada politics informal attributively) Of or belonging to the New Democratic Party or supporters of it. ¹

3. Noun. Any of various small passerine birds of the genus ''Cinclus'' that live near fast-flowing streams and feed along the bottom. ¹

4. Noun. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, for dipping out liquids. ¹

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Definition of Dipper

1. one that dips [n -S] - See also: dips

Medical Definition of Dipper

1. 1. One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to dip water or other liquid; a ladle. 2. A small grebe; the dabchick. The buffel duck. The water ouzel (Cinolus aquaticus) of Europe. The American dipper or ouzel (Cinclus Mexicanus). The Dipper, the seven principal stars in the constellation of the Great Bear; popularly so called from their arrangement in the form of a dipper. Synonym: Charles's Wain. See Ursa Major, under Ursa. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dipper

dipole moment
dipole theory
dipole wave
dipole waves
dipped headlight
dipped headlights
dippel's oil
dipper (current term)
dipping needle
dipping tank
dipping tanks

Literary usage of Dipper

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1. The Improvement of Rivers: A Treatise on the Methods Employed for Improving by Benjamin Franklin Thomas, David Alexander Watt (1913)
"The following are the principal types of dredges:* dipper Dredge (Figs ... This consists of a boat provided with an iron dipper or bucket, secured to the ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"The dipper sets on the foremost car from locomotive and the hoisting engine on ... The overseer gives the signal, and the dipper Is let down Into the ditch. ..."

3. Earthwork and Its Cost: A Handbook of Earth Excavation by Halbert Powers Gillette (1920)
"Steam Shovel Boom Showing dipper Stick, dipper and Operating Gear with Wichman ... Steam is admitted to the cylinder, when it is desired to trip the dipper ..."

4. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"The Big dipper is the best known and one of the most conspicuous groups of stars in the northern heavens. It is always above the Horizon ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Sub-aqueous Foundations: Including The Coffer-dam by Charles Evan Fowler (1914)
"The specifications for the dipper are as follows: " The dipper will be made of ... The dipper (Fig. 242) will be provided with four clipper teeth with ..."

6. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"The Big dipper is a part of a constellation called Ursa Major, the Great Bear; and the Little dipper is the Little Bear, the handle of the dipper being the ..."

7. Dredging Engineering by Fred Lester Simon (1920)
"As has been said, the dipper Dredge '' digs " like the familiar steam shovel. The bucket, which is essentially a scoop with heavy teeth and a flap bottom, ..."

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