Dip"per (?), n.
One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to dip water or other liquid; a ladle.
2. Zool. (a)
A small grebe; the dabchick
The buffel duck
The water ouzel (Cinolus aquaticus) of Europe
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.
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