- something that serves as a guiding principle.
- something that is the center of attention or attraction.
Origin of polestar
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Examples from the Web for polestar
Was the polestar ever obscured by the interposition of a world in formation?The Universe a Vast Electric Organism
George Woodward Warder
With this last link in a strange chain of evidence I close my diary of the voyage of the Polestar.The Dealings of Captain Sharkey
A. Conan Doyle
At night fix the dial so that the twelve o'clock line points exactly to north, as determined by the Polestar.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
The polestar, which you tell me may be my guide, is often for a long time concealed by impenetrable clouds.Three Prize Essays on American Slavery
R. B. Thurston
So that could well be the "Polestar" standing needle slim behind them—and not the notorious "Solar Queen."Plague Ship