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English definition of “pointer”

pointer

noun [C]    /ˈpɔɪn·tər/
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.
(Definition of pointer noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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