pointer

Primary Meanings of pointer

1.
n
a mark to indicate a direction or relation
2.
n
a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game
Full Definitions of pointer
1

n a mark to indicate a direction or relation

Synonyms:
arrow
Type of:
mark
a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

n an indicator as on a dial

Types:
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hand
a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
electronic stylus, light pen
(computer science) a pointer that when pointed at a computer display senses whether or not the spot is illuminated
needle
a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument
hour hand, little hand
the shorter hand of a clock that points to the hours
big hand, minute hand
points to the minutes
second hand
hand marking seconds on a timepiece
Type of:
indicator
a device for showing the operating condition of some system

n (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions

Synonyms:
cursor
Type of:
indicator
a device for showing the operating condition of some system
2

n a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game

Synonyms:
Spanish pointer
Types:
German short-haired pointer
liver or liver-and-white hunting dog developed in Germany; 3/4 pointer and 1/4 bloodhound
Hungarian pointer, vizsla
Hungarian hunting dog resembling the Weimaraner but having a rich deep red coat
Type of:
gun dog, sporting dog
a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns

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