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Meaning of CHARLES'S WAIN

Pronunciation:  'chârlziz 'weyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
 
 Synonyms: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Wagon, Wain
 
 See Also: asterism, Great Bear, Ursa Major

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Charles's Wain\ [Charles + wain; cf. AS. Carles
w?n (for w[ae]gn), Sw. karlvagnen, Dan. karlsvogn. See
{Churl}, and {Wain}.] (Astron.)
The group of seven stars, commonly called the Dipper, in the
constellation Ursa Major, or Great Bear. See {Ursa major},
under {Ursa}.

Note: The name is sometimes also applied to the
      Constellation.

 

 

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