click·​er ˈkli-kər How to pronounce clicker (audio)
: 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

Examples of clicker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s no track, no clicker, no spectacle — nothing to detract from the raw performance. Malia Mendez, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 Along the way, guests will encounter fearsome foes from the games, including runners, stalkers, and clickers, and will also stare down hostile human adversaries. Joey Nolfi,, 15 June 2023 Many people, using clickers and treats, have successfully trained cats to fetch. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 22 Nov. 2023 Martin uses a technique called clicker training, a technique involving only positive reinforcement, to train the cats to do the stunts. Pioneer Press Staff, Chicago Tribune, 15 Aug. 2023 Prison guards snap their fingers or use special metal clickers to warn everyone around to clear the path. Júlia Ledur, Washington Post, 1 June 2023 Another crew member reportedly performed two headcounts that came up with 42 passengers, then used a clicker and counted 44. oregonlive, 8 Mar. 2023 Many of the sales start before the actual weekend hits and last through Monday, May 31 (or even later), so get your clicker finger ready. Sarah Han, Allure, 16 May 2022 Her story ends in an epic — and tragic — shoot-out, as the survivors are attacked by a herd of clickers, which is the show’s name for the terrifying former humans who are now controlled by a parasitic fungus that was mutated by global warming. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of clicker was in 1974

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Cite this Entry

“Clicker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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