pointer

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English[edit]

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point +‎ -er

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pointer (plural pointers)

teacher's pointer
needle of a measuring device
pointer (dog)
  1. Anything that points or is used for pointing.
  2. A teacher's pointer, pointing stick, a rod with an arrow
  3. A needle-like component of a timepiece or measuring device that indicates the time or the current reading of the device.
  4. A breed of hunting dog.
  5. (programming) A variable that holds the address of a memory location where a value can be stored.
  6. (computing) An icon that indicates the position of the mouse; a cursor.
  7. A tip, a bit of advice (usually plural.)
    The instructor gave me some pointers on writing a good paper.
  8. (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”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      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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pointer m (plural pointers, diminutive pointertje n)

  1. (programming) pointer

French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

point +‎ -er, from the past participle of poindre.

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pointer

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

Borrowed from English pointer.

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pointer m (plural pointers)

  1. pointer (dog)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

pointer m (plural pointers)

  1. pointer (breed of hunting dog)