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English definition of “pointer”

pointer

noun [C] (STICK)    /ˈpɔɪn.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
something that is used for pointing at things, such as a long , thin stick that you hold to direct attention to a place on a map or words on a board , or a cursorSigns, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbolsPoles, rods, shafts and sticks
(Definition of pointer noun (STICK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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