click·​er | \ˈkli-kər \

Definition of clicker 

2 : any of various devices operated with a button that makes a click sound when pressed He pointed his clicker at the screen and the first slide appeared.— Larissa MacFarquhar especially : a mechanical handheld counter with a button that makes a click sound when pressed and that tallies the number of clicks To help me keep count, I have a clicker inside my jacket pocket, the same kind baseball managers use to track pitch counts. — Colin Kearns

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The custom web software is activated by pressing what looks like a handheld clicker. Katy Mclaughlin, WSJ, "Affluent—and Angry—Homeowners Raise Ruckus Over Roar of Overhead Planes," 5 July 2018 The audience used clickers to register their selections, voting en masse on Marie’s choices. John Timpane,, "DIY opera: Philly composer's interactive choose-your-own-aria is a new twist on the old art form," 24 May 2018 Scattered across miles of the Cotentin Peninsula, the paratroopers used clickers and prearranged passwords to find each other in the dark and go about their missions. John Wilkens,, "D-Day paratrooper from Coronado will jump again in France — at age 96," 6 June 2018 Before a treat comes out, the camera emits a clicking sound, modeled after a training clicker. Kayla Matthews, WIRED, "Keep an Eye on Fido From Afar With These 4 Pet Cameras," 12 May 2018 The story begins in 1992, as Mr. Philbrick and his young children fight over the TV clicker. Danny Heitman, WSJ, "Spring Books: Nature," 11 Apr. 2018 Last year, for instance, Google pulled 79 million ads for luring online clickers to websites with malware. Fortune, "Google Will Ban Online Ads for Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings," 14 Mar. 2018 Last year, for instance, Google pulled 79 million ads for luring online clickers to websites with malware. Mark Bergen, Houston Chronicle, "Google to ban cryptocurrency, initial coin offering ads," 14 Mar. 2018 Doctor Detour tackles turn signals, indicators, flashers, blinkers, clickers, tickers, flickers, and hazard lights in his latest DashCam Derby video. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Drivers and signals don't always work together | Dash Cam Derby Video," 20 Feb. 2018

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1974 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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