HyperDic: big_dipper

English > 2 senses of the expression Big Dipper / big dipper:
NOUNobjectBig Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagona group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
artifactbig dipper, roller coaster, chute-the-chuteelevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines)
English > Big Dipper: 2 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major.
SynonymsDipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagon
Instance ofasterism(astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation)
Part ofGreat Bear, Ursa MajorA constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
Spanisharado, Ursa Major
CatalanUMa, Ursa Major
English > big dipper: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningelevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines).
Synonymsroller coaster, chute-the-chute
NarrowerhypercoasterA roller coaster that goes up 200 feet or higher and can catapult riders from 0 to 70 mph in 4 seconds by motors originally / originally designed to launch rockets
Broaderelevated railway, elevated railroad, elevated, el, overhead railwayA railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
rideA mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
Spanishmontaña rusa
Catalanmuntanyes russes

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