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

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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Recent Examples on the Web With what seems like a literal sea of skin-care options at our clicker fingertips, committing to a full routine from one brand seems unrealistic. Nykia Spradley, Allure, "11 Iconic Mario Badescu Products Every Skin-Care Lover Needs to Try," 4 Sep. 2020 This presentation remote goes above and beyond the average remote clicker and laser pointer to help audiences see your hard work in a whole new light. Popular Science, "Wireless remotes for on-point presentations," 13 June 2020 Providing proper scratching posts and high perches can keep your cat from ruining furniture or climbing curtains, and experts have pointed to the success of clicker training to mold a cat's behavior while young. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Make your rescue or foster pet a 'forever' friend," 15 May 2020 Good fishing guides keep count—and keep legal—by using a clicker like this one. Outdoor Life, "Four can’t-miss items for panfishing," 21 May 2020 Using clicker training, Lisa has taught Ivy a variety of impressive tricks, in addition to painting. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "The Sales From This Painting Dog’s Artwork Have Funded 2,000 Pounds of Food Donations During COVID-19," 18 May 2020 Days later, Lotuff’s clicker press started slicing through plastic instead of leather. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "A luxury leather company is using a post-apocalypse art thesis to survive the pandemic," 8 May 2020 Fortunately, an army of Janets—led by a Bad Janet newly converted to the cause—hides the garage door opener clicker thingy Judge Gen was going to use to erase the Earth. Ars Technica, "Review: It’s a wonderful afterlife in The Good Place’s bittersweet finale," 3 Feb. 2020 Tight ends coach Ted Gilmore discussed how coaches use the XOS Thunder program, a video editing and review software platform used by most coaching staffs that operates with a forward/backward clicker. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Four ways the new Michigan State football staff is navigating its transition in isolation," 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of clicker

1974, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Sep 2020

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“Clicker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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