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pointer

noun [C]  /ˈpɔɪn·tər/ us  
any of various things used for pointing, esp. a long, thin stick: The lecturer used a pointer to show what part or the diagram he was referring to. A pointer is also a helpful piece of advice or information: The booklet gives some useful pointers for getting around in Washington.
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