What does the word dipper mean?

Usage examples for dipper

  1. Peggy brought him water in a dipper. – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  2. From one of the barrels, Coon had taken a dipper filled with the pale fluid. – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. The pail and dipper were rolling away at their own sweet wills across the old kitchen floor. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney