- an identifier giving the location in storage of something of interest, as a data item, table, or subroutine.
- cursor(def 1).
Examples from the Web for pointers
I gave him some pointers and examples of grant proposals that I thought could be useful.
Some pointers for the Princeton kid and others who deny that racial bias exists in America today.Eight Things Every White Person Should Know About White Privilege|Sally Kohn|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In which case, maybe you should take some pointers from economist Daniel Hamermesh, who has been happily married for decades.
But hey, at this point maybe Obama ought to ask for pointers from Vice President Joe Biden.
Sir William Stanley used to breed some fifty pointers yearly.The Dog|Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
The stars α and β are called the pointers, because they always point toward the Pole Star, 28¾° distant from α.A Field Book of the Stars|William Tyler Olcott
Klein's inventive ability, plus some pointers from me about how Etl used his tendrils, finally solved the problem.Stamped Caution|Raymond Zinke Gallun
I admit I did get a lot of pointers from you that helped me out wonderfully in the part.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
It's full of pointers, and a slicker bit of evidence it would be hard to find.Motor Matt's Air Ship|Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for pointers (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for pointers (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for pointers
mid-14c., "a tiler" (early 13c. as a surname), agent noun from point (v.). From c.1500 as "maker of needlepoint lace." From 1570s as "thing that points;" meaning "dog that stands rigid in the presence of game, facing the quarry" is recorded from 1717. Meaning "item of advice" first recorded 1883.