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 Just like with the clicker, the hand flash needs to occur as soon as the correct behavior occurs for the dog to make the connection. Cathy M. Rosenthal, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Sep. 2021 In fact, many 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, 28 May 2021 The sketch is just Mulaney flashing through half a dozen memes of the same photo with his PowerPoint clicker. Zak Jason, Wired, 21 May 2021 The tech-savvy among us flex the skills honed from itchy clicker fingers making months-in-advance dinner reservations or seizing a pair of the newest Jordans. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2021 Say the command, then use a clicker or a reward word, like bingo, to mark when your dog does the behavior; and give it a treat as a reward. Cathy M. Rosenthal, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Apr. 2021 Not using a clicker, says Poupyrev, was liberating. John Koetsier, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 13 June 2020

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1974, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Clicker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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