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  • proper noun astronomy The star nearest to Earth's axis when extended above the North Pole: currently Polaris, formerly Thuban.

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Examples

  • Then at about half past midnight, at nearly six thousand feet, a tiny gap in the dense clouds appeared to the northeast and Brown spotted the star Vega, the moon, and the Pole Star, which is the end star in the tail of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear—all essential to finding his way.

    Savage Peace

  • Then at about half past midnight, at nearly six thousand feet, a tiny gap in the dense clouds appeared to the northeast and Brown spotted the star Vega, the moon, and the Pole Star, which is the end star in the tail of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear—all essential to finding his way.

    Savage Peace

  • Then at about half past midnight, at nearly six thousand feet, a tiny gap in the dense clouds appeared to the northeast and Brown spotted the star Vega, the moon, and the Pole Star, which is the end star in the tail of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear—all essential to finding his way.

    Savage Peace

  • At first there was a slight track, difficult, but not impossible to follow; but this was soon lost, and the Pole Star was their only guide.

    The Green Fairy Book

  • At first there was a slight track, difficult, but not impossible to follow; but this was soon lost, and the Pole Star was their only guide.

    The Green Fairy Book

  • The position of the pole of the heavens is most conveniently indicated by the bright star known as the Pole Star, which lies in its immediate vicinity.

    The Story of the Heavens

  • In the first place, we observe how the Great Bear enables the Pole Star, which is the most important object in the northern heavens, to be readily found.

    The Story of the Heavens

  • Thus the stars called the Pointers, in the Great Bear, are 5° apart; the nearest one is 29° from the Pole Star, which is

    Recreations in Astronomy With Directions for Practical Experiments and Telescopic Work

  • Julian Ogilvie Thompson and Yakutia officials, will set up a joint venture to be called Pole Star.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Ulbricht had just caught a brief but sufficient glance of the Pole Star and had established that they were in almost exactly the same place as they had been at noon that morning.

    San Andreas

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