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pointer/ˈpoɪntɚ/noun
pluralpointers
pointer
/ˈpoɪntɚ/
noun
pluralpointers
Learner's definition of POINTER  
[count]
: a useful suggestion about how to do or understand something better
British  : a sign that shows the condition or existence of something : indicator
: a thin stick that a person uses to show people where to look on a screen, map, etc.
computers  : a small object (such as an arrow or cursor) that is moved on a computer screen by a mouse and that is used to make selections or change where work is being done
: a large dog that has long ears and short hair and that is trained to work with hunters by finding and pointing toward hunted animals with its head and body
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