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Noun: pointer  poyn-tu(r)
  1. A mark to indicate a direction or relation
    - arrow
     
  2. An indicator as on a dial
     
  3. (computing) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions
    "the folder will open under your pointer";
    - cursor
     
  4. A strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game
    - Spanish pointer
     
  5. A small piece of useful advice or information
    - hint, tip
     
  6. (computing) a variable that stores the memory location (address) of another variable

Derived forms: pointers

Type of: gun dog, indicator, mark, sporting dog

Encyclopedia: Pointer