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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Watching the broadcast, Logan handles the channel clicker as if remotely controlling his son’s mind. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Second Season of “Succession” Digs Into the Characters’ Self-Loathing," 14 Aug. 2019 To train him, Kinton rang the doorbell to her home (which made Snowball bark), then darted back inside to give a hand motion, use the clicker, and associate barking with a treat. Anne Nickoloff,, "Cleveland celebrity dog Snowball achieves stardom as an actor," 24 June 2019 But Drew Sexton, talking to the group of Trump supporters waiting to watch the president’s speech, pointed with a clicker to a third screen displaying a slideshow presentation. Jeannette Hinkle, azcentral, "Trump fans get crash course in social media messaging from GOP ahead of 2020," 5 July 2019 Royalty would be great for clicker training, and lots of playing with different toys helps stimulate her natural instincts for prey. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "'One cool hound' and more up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 28 June 2019 Lil Beep • Description: A small clicker that beeps at random intervals, like a dying smoke alarm or a needy app. Evan Allgood, The New Yorker, "The Six Remotes in Your Dad’s Entertainment Center," 15 June 2019 The next photo in the series, taken a year later, shows Wang holding her infant son on her lap with one hand, the camera clicker in the other. Andrea Denhoed, The New Yorker, "A Photographer’s Vision of Being a Mother and an Artist, Year After Year," 5 June 2019 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

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1974 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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