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pointer

noun point·er \ˈpin-tər\

: a useful suggestion about how to do or understand something better

: a sign that shows the condition or existence of something

: a thin stick that a person uses to show people where to look on a screen, map, etc.

Full Definition of POINTER

1
a plural capitalized :  the two stars in the Big Dipper a line through which points to the North Star
b :  one that points out; especially :  a rod used to direct attention
c :  a computer memory address that contains another address (as of desired data)
2
:  a large strong slender smooth-haired gundog that hunts by scent and indicates the presence of game by pointing
3
:  one that furnishes with points
4
:  a useful suggestion or hint :  tip

Examples of POINTER

  1. Let me give you a few pointers on managing a successful business.
  2. The latest data gives a pointer to the economy's overall growth.
  3. This may be a pointer to a very serious problem.

First Known Use of POINTER

1574

Related to POINTER

Synonyms
hand, index, indicator, needle

Rhymes with POINTER

pointer

   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POINTER

—see hip pointer

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