[ pohl-stahr ]
/ ˈpoʊlˌstɑr /
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something that serves as a guiding principle.
something that is the center of attention or attraction.
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How to use polestar in a sentence
In all this, he affirmed, his pole-star had been the happiness of his people, dearer to him than his own glory.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
In the place of the mariners' compass let us read the "Bible," and, instead of the pole star, let us substitute "science."Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
In the north, round the pole-star are a number of constellations that never set; they wheel unceasingly around the pole.The Astronomy of the Bible|E. Walter Maunder
In addition to its regular name, α Urs Minoris is frequently called by the special name Polaris, or the pole star.A Text-Book of Astronomy|George C. Comstock
The 'Pole Star' swung alongside her after the collision, and very soon afterwards sank in an almost parallel position.The Invasion|William Le Queux
British Dictionary definitions for polestar (1 of 2)
a guiding principle, rule, standard, etc
British Dictionary definitions for polestar (2 of 2)
the Pole Star the star closest to the N celestial pole at any particular time. At present this is Polaris, but it will eventually be replaced by some other star owing to precession of the earth's axis
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