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English noun: pole star

1. pole star (object) the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it

SynonymsNorth Star, polar star, Polaris, polestar

Instance hypernymloadstar, lodestar, variable, variable star

Member meronymDipper, Little Bear, Little Dipper, Ursa Minor

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