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English definition of “pointer”

pointer

noun [C] (DOG)    /ˈpɔɪn.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
a hunting dog that has been trained to stand very still with its nose pointing towards the animals and birds that are being huntedCanines (dogs)Hunting
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