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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bluetooth it to your phone, and the clicker works perfectly. Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Nov. 2022 The trainer clicks a clicker, the rat steps aside and gets his reward--a piece of banana. Smriti Rao, Discover Magazine, 8 Mar. 2010 The difference between the two is the Olympic recurve bow has a sight, stabilizer and clicker that tells the athlete how far to pull back while the barebow does not have those three elements, hence the name, Lyons said. Alexandra Kukulka, Chicago Tribune, 9 Dec. 2022 Has adjustment settings on the cord and also a camera clicker. Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Nov. 2022 Over the next few days, whenever your dog approaches, say a reward word, like Bingo, or click a clicker and give him the treat. Cathy M. Rosenthal, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Oct. 2022 McAfee’s Mobile Research Team recently identified 16 Android apps with clicker trojans on Google Play. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 23 Oct. 2022 The clicks travel outward, bounce off objects and come back to the ears of the clicker. Helen Czerski, WSJ, 23 Sep. 2022 The Naga Trinity mouse isn’t your normal point-and-clicker. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 13 July 2022 See More

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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 3 Feb. 2023.

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