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Noun: polestar  'pówl,staa(r)
  1. 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
    - Polaris, North Star, pole star, polar star

Derived forms: polestars, pole stars

Type of: loadstar, lodestar, variable, variable star

Part of: Dipper, Little Bear, Little Dipper, Ursa Minor

Encyclopedia: Polestar