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Definition of Pointer


  1. One who, or that which, points.
  2. The hand of a timepiece.
  3. One of a breed of dogs trained to stop at scent of game, and with the nose point it out to sportsmen.
  4. The two stars (Merak and Dubhe) in the Great Bear, the line between which points nearly in the direction of the north star.
  5. Diagonal braces sometimes fixed across the hold.

Pointer Translations

pointer in French is index, pointeur
pointer in German is Zeiger, Zeiger, Zeigestock
pointer in Italian is lancetta
pointer in Swedish is pekare, visare