Meaning of “pointer” - Learner’s Dictionary

pointer

noun [ C ] uk us /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.
THIN OBJECT

an object that you use to point at something

(Definition of “pointer” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)