pointer

pointer
point|er [ˈpɔıntə US -ər] n
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1¦(advice)¦
2¦(sign)¦
3¦(computer)¦
4¦(stick)¦
5¦(shows number/direction etc)¦
6¦(dog)¦
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1.) ¦(ADVICE)¦
a useful piece of advice or information that helps you to do or understand something
= ↑tip pointer on
Ralph gave me some pointers on my golf swing.
practical/useful/helpful pointers
a few useful pointers about using the technique
2.) ¦(SIGN)¦
BrE something that shows how a situation is developing, or is a sign of what might happen in the future
= ↑indicator pointer to
an encouraging pointer to an improvement in the economy
The local elections were seen as a pointer to teh general elections.
3.) ¦(COMPUTER)¦
the small symbol, usually an ↑arrow, that you move using a computer's ↑mouse to point to the place on the screen where you want to work, start a program etc
Position the mouse pointer and click.
4.) ¦(STICK)¦
a long stick used to point at things on a map, board etc
5.) ¦(SHOWS NUMBER/DIRECTION ETC)¦
a thin piece of metal that points to a number or direction on a piece of equipment, for example on a measuring instrument
The pointer was between 35 and 40 pounds.
6.) ¦(DOG)¦
a hunting dog that stands very still and points with its nose to where birds or animals are hiding

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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