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Big Dipper is the American name for the seven brightest stars of Ursa Major. It is called the Plough in Britain.

Big Dipper also may refer to:

  • Big Dipper, alternative name for a roller coaster ride, especially in the United Kingdom. Several roller coasters are specifically known by this name, including;
    • Big Dipper (Blackpool), a wooden roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    • Big Dipper (Geauga Lake), a wooden roller coaster at Geauga Lake
    • Big Dipper (Luna Park Sydney), a wooden roller coaster operating at Luna Park Sydney from 1935 until 1981
    • Cyclone (Dreamworld), a steel roller coaster which operated as Big Dipper at Luna Park Sydney from 1995 to 2001
  • For other uses of the big dipper see Starry Plough (disambiguation)

As a nickname in sport, Big Dipper may also refer to:

In music:

  • Big Dipper (band), a 1980s-1990s Boston alternative-rock band
  • Big Dipper (Elton John song), a 1978 song by Elton John
  • Big Dipper (album), a 2003 album by Drop Trio
  • "Big Dipper", a song by Jethro Tull from their 1976 album Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!
  • "Big Dipper", a song by Built to Spill from their 1994 album There's Nothing Wrong with Love
  • Big Dipper (Michigan's Adventure)

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