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English definition of “pointer”

pointer

noun [C]     /ˈpɔɪntər/
INFORMATION a piece of information that can help you understand a situation or do something better: I asked for some pointers on applying for jobs.Giving adviceInformation and messages
THIN OBJECT an object that you use to point at somethingPoles, rods, shafts and sticks
(Definition of pointer noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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