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pointer

[ poin-ter ]
/ ˈpɔɪn tər /
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Origin of pointer

First recorded in 1490–1500; point + -er1
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pointer
/ (ˈpɔɪntə) /

noun

a person or thing that points
an indicator on a measuring instrument
a long rod or cane used by a lecturer to point to parts of a map, blackboard, etc
one of a breed of large swift smooth-coated dogs, usually white with black, liver, or lemon markings: when on shooting expeditions it points to the bird with its nose, body, and tail in a straight line
a helpful piece of information or advice
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