[ poin-ter ]
/ ˈpɔɪn tər /


Origin of pointer

First recorded in 1490–1500; point + -er1

Example sentences from the Web for pointer

British Dictionary definitions for pointer

/ (ˈpɔɪntə) /


a person or thing that points
an indicator on a measuring instrument
a long rod or cane used by a lecturer to point to parts of a map, blackboard, etc
one of a breed of large swift smooth-coated dogs, usually white with black, liver, or lemon markings: when on shooting expeditions it points to the bird with its nose, body, and tail in a straight line
a helpful piece of information or advice