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

. (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.


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