ponteiro

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Ponto (point) +‎ -eiro (-er), Old Portuguese ponto, from Latin punctus (pierced), perfect passive participle of pungō (I prick, puncture, punch).

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ponteiro m (plural ponteiros)

  1. pointer (anything that points or is used for pointing)
  2. pointer (needle-like component of a timepiece or measuring device)
  3. masonry chisel with a pointy tip
  4. (programming) pointer (variable that holds the address of a memory location)
  5. (computing) mouse pointer; cursor
  6. (sports) winger (offensive player who plays on either side of the center)
  7. (music) plectrum (object to pluck strings of a musical instrument)

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