Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Big Dipper.

Etymologies

Middle English charleswen, Charles' (Charlemagne's) wain, probably reinterpreted from Old English carles wægn, churl's wain : carl, churl (from Old Norse karl) + wægn, wain; see wain.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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