clicker definition by American Heritage Dictionary
One that clicks, as:
a. A remote control, as for a television or VCR.
b. A computer mouse.
c. A mechanical counter.
Variant of click
- a slight, sharp sound like that of a door latch snapping into place
- a mechanical device, as a catch or pawl, that clicks into position
- Phonet. any of a class of stops, common in some African languages, made by touching the tongue to the roof of the mouth, drawing in the breath, and abruptly withdrawing the tongue from the roof of the mouth: the sound represented in English by the spelling “tsk” is a click
- Informal a flash of insight; epiphany
Origin: echoic, but associated, association with Middle English clike, a locking latch (; from Old French clique) and amp; cliken, to chatter (; from Old French cliquer)
- to make a click
- to be suddenly clear or comprehensible
- to fit, work, or get along together successfully
- to be a success
- Comput. to select or activate an icon, menu item, etc. by positioning the cursor over it and pressing a mouse button: usually with on
to cause to click
- clicker noun