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Definition of "dipper" [dip•per]

  • One that dips, especially a container for taking up water. (noun)
  • One of several small birds of the genus Cinclus that dive into swift-moving streams and feed along the bottom. Also called water ouzel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dipper" in a sentence
  • "Double Star by admin on Mar. 25, 2009, under Uncategorized double star? one of the seven stars in the big dipper is actually a double star, that is two stars that are very close together. can u tell which stars they are? is it possible if u can list some sources? where in the big dipper is it located where is the double star located in the big dipper"
  • "A piece of dry bread had slipped from his bony little hand and a tin dipper stood beside him on the bare table."
  • "While this was done, and Daisy looked delighted, Mr. McFarlane seized upon a tin dipper which June had brought, and filled it at the river."
Words like "dipper"
little dipper
American dipper
brown dipper
European dipper
rufous-throated dipper
white-capped dipper
white-throated dipper