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pointer

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1 an arrow-shaped piece on a dial or scale for registering information
  • the pointer on my bathroom scale must be stuck—I know I lost weight

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2 a piece of advice or useful information especially from an expert
  • the instructor gave me a few pointers but otherwise let me do the cooking by myself

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The first known use of pointer was in 1534

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“Pointer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pointer. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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