clicker

noun click·er \ ˈkli-kər \
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of clicker

1974

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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