Pointer Definition

pointər
pointers
noun
pointers
A person or thing that points.
Webster's New World
A long, tapered rod used by teachers and lecturers for pointing to things on a map, blackboard, etc.
Webster's New World
Any of a breed of large, muscular hunting dog with a short, smooth coat, usually white with liver, black, or yellowish spots, and characterized by its assumption of the classic stance in pointing game.
Webster's New World
An indicator on a clock, meter, scales, etc.
Webster's New World
A dog of any of various similar breeds.
American Heritage
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An identifier that indicates the position of an item of data within a frame. In a SONET frame, for example, a pointer indicates the position of a Virtual Tributary (VT) within a Virtual Tributary Group (VTG).The pointer also serves a synchronization function. See also data, frame, SDH, SONET, synchronize, VT, and VTG.

Webster's New World Telecom
idiom
the Pointers
  • the two stars in the Big Dipper that are almost in a direct line with the North Star, Polaris
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Pointer

Noun

Singular:
pointer
Plural:
pointers

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Pointer

  • the Pointers

Origin of Pointer

  • point +"Ž -er.

    From Wiktionary

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