Meaning of Polaris

Po•lar•is

Pronunciation: (pō-lâr'is, -lar'-, pu-), [key]
— n.
  1. the polestar or North Star, a star of the second magnitude situated close to the north pole of the heavens, in the constellation Ursa Minor: the outermost star in the handle of the Little Dipper.
  2. a two-stage U.S. ballistic missile, usually fired from a submerged submarine.
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