Definitions of pointer

  1. a mark to indicate a direction or relation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving the cursor allows the user to point to commands or screen positions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points game Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an indicator as on a dial Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. One who, or that which, points. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The hand of a timepiece. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One of a breed of dogs trained to stop at scent of game, and with the nose point it out to sportsmen. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The two stars (Merak and Dubhe) in the Great Bear, the line between which points nearly in the direction of the north star. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Diagonal braces sometimes fixed across the hold. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. One who, or that which, points, or shows the position of; the hand of a watch, etc.; a kind of dog trained to point, or to stop and show the place where game is hidden; colloquially, a timely hint. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. That which points: a dog trained to point out game. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. That which points; dog that points out game. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. One who or that which points; one of a breed of dogs trained to point out game. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Anything that points; a dog employed in hunting, so called from its habit of pointing at game. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Anything that points; hand of a timepiece; a variety of sporting-dog employed to point out the game. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. In vbl senses, esp.: index-hand of clock, balance, &c.; rod used for pointing to words &c. on blackboard, map, &c.; dog that on scenting game stands rigidly, with muzzle stretched towards it& usu. one foot raised; (pl.) two stars in Great Bear, straight line through which points nearly to pole-star. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. Any thing that points; the hand of a time piece;—a variety of dog trained to stop, and with his nose point out the game to sportsmen;—one of the two stars in the Great Bear, the line between which points nearly the Pole star. Cabinet Dictionary

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