Little Dipper Word Origin noun Astronomy.
- the group of seven bright stars in Ursa Minor resembling a dipper in outline.
Origin of Little Dipper First recorded in 1835–45 Also called Dipper. British Dictionary definitions for little dipper Little Dipper noun
- the Little Dipper US and Canadian a small faint constellation, the brightest star of which is the Pole Star, lying 1° from the true celestial poleAlso known as: Ursa Minor, the Bear, the Little Bear
little dipper in Science Little Dipper [lĭt′l]
- An asterism composed of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Minor that form the outline of a dipper.