a cuplike container with a long handle, used for dipping liquids.
See Big Dipper.
See Little Dipper.
Birds[Ornith.]Also called water ouzel. any small, stocky diving bird of the family Cinclidae, related to the thrushes, esp. Cinclus aquaticus of Europe and C. mexicanus of western North America, having dense, oilyplumage and frequenting rapid streams and rivers.
Dialect Terms[South Midland and Southern U.S.]a person who uses snuff.
1350–1400; Middle English: diving bird; see dip, -er1