American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that clicks, as:
- n. A remote control, as for a television or VCR.
- n. A computer mouse.
- n. A mechanical counter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as click, 3.
- n. A person employed by a shopkeeper to stand at the door and solicit custom.
- n. In shoemaking, one who cuts out leather for the uppers and soles of boots and shoes.
- n. In printing, as formerly and still sometimes conducted, the compositor who receives the copy of a work and distributes it among the other compositors, makes up the pages, and sets up head-lines, etc.; the leader of a companionship of typesetters.
- n. slang The remote-control device used to change settings on a television set, VCR, or other electronic equipment.
- n. A person who cuts out the uppers of shoes from pieces of leather using a flexible knife that clicks as it changes direction.
- n. A machine that cuts materials using a steel rule die. The name comes from the sound (click) when the material is cut. May be hand, pneumatic, or hydraulic powered.
- n. A signalling device used by military forces. Pressed between thumb and fingers, it makes a small but distinctive click understood by other members of a unit.
- n. A small mechanical device that produces a clicking sound, used in dog training.
- n. Someone who clicks, for example on internet hyperlinks.
- n. obsolete, UK One who stands before a shop door to invite people to buy.
- n. obsolete, printing One who has charge of the work of a companionship.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Low, Eng. One who stands before a shop door to invite people to buy.
- n. (Print.) One who as has charge of the work of a companionship.
- click + -er (Wiktionary)
“From previous comment – I meant to say (but my clicker is faster than my proofreader) With my kids, we talk about … if they talked about it on their own, that would be awesome and I would not need to parent them!!”
“It seems to me that the negative reaction to the idea of a clicker is often a knee-jerk reaction to what many trainers see as a "tree hugging" way of training.”
“The clicker is only used to teach a behavior and to reinforce it for a short time.”
“A clicker is a great way to teach a young dog behavior.”
“A clicker is simply a tool - it's based on the work of B.F. Skinner - and is telling the animal that the behavior he just performed is reinforcable.”
“1 Click -- A contraction of the word clicker, for a watch.”
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“A whistle is a cue and a clicker is a conditioned reinforcer.”
“The clicker is a symbol of my freedom and independence and choice.”
“A clicker is a training tool used to mark good behaviour - telling the animal that it was correct.”
“April 30th, 2009 4: 10 pm ET jack, i agree with you 100\%, this swine flu story has overblown and beyond, are ratings all the main stream media care about?? because from where i'm sitting it sure sems that is the case. and i have the cure for that particular problem it's called a clicker, it sure works wonders for me. bob houston”
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