pointer

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point +‎ -er.

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pointer (plural pointers)

  1. Anything that points or is used for pointing.
  2. A needle-like component of a timepiece or measuring device that indicates the time or the current reading of the device.
  3. A breed of hunting dog.
  4. (programming) A variable that holds the address of a memory location where a value can be stored.
  5. (computing) An icon that indicates the position of the mouse; a cursor.
  6. A tip, a bit of advice (usually plural.)
    The instructor gave me some pointers on writing a good paper.
  7. (in combinations) Something worth a given number of points.
    a ten-pointer
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia”, BBC Sport:
      After another penalty miss, Kvirikashvili finally found the target on 27 minutes before Flood hit back with a three-pointer of his own.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English pointer.

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Noun[edit]

pointer m (plural pointers, diminutive pointertje n)

  1. (programming) pointer

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Etymology 1[edit]

point +‎ -er, from an earlier poindre

Verb[edit]

pointer

  1. to point to, to point at
  2. (by extension) to indicate, to show, to point out
  3. to punch in, to clock in
  4. (reflexive) to show up, turn up
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Etymology 2[edit]

From English pointer

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pointer m (plural pointers)

  1. pointer (dog)