American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that directs, indicates, or points.
- n. A scale indicator on a watch, balance, or other measuring instrument.
- n. A long tapered stick for indicating objects, as on a chart or blackboard.
- n. Any of a breed of hunting dogs that points game, typically having a smooth, short-haired coat that is usually white with black or brownish spots.
- n. A piece of advice; a suggestion.
- n. A piece of indicative information: interest rates and other pointers in the economic forecast.
- n. Computer Science A variable that holds the address of a core storage location.
- n. Computer Science A symbol appearing on a display screen in a GUI that lets the user select a command by clicking with a pointing device or pressing the enter key when the pointer symbol is positioned on the appropriate button or icon.
- n. Either of the two stars in the Big Dipper that are aligned so as to point to Polaris.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which points. Specifically— One of the hands of a clock or watch; the index-hand of a circular barometer, anemometer, or the like.
- n. plural With the definite article, the two stars of the constellation Ursa Major which guide the eye of the observer to the pole-star.
- n. A light pole with a black ball on the end of it, used at the masthead of a whaler when the boats are down.
- n. Nautical, one of the pieces of timber fixed fore-and-aft, and diagonally inside of a vessel's run or quarter, to connect the stern-frame with the after-body. See counter,4. Also called snake-piece.
- n. A pointed tool; especially, one used for cutting, graving, boring, and the like: a term common to many trades: as, a stone-cutters' pointer; a silversmiths' pointer.
- n. A tool used by bricklayers for clearing out the old mortar in pointing brickwork.
- n. The lever of a railroad-switch.
- n. In printing, the workman who adjusts sheets by means of the point-holes on a press.
- n. A hint; an indication; a point; an item of information which may be used with advantage: as, pointers in a race or a game.
- n. See the extract and silker.
- n. Same as gun-pointer.
- n. One of a pair of bullocks yoked ahead of the pole-bullocks. See the extract.
- n. In surveying, particularly hydrographic surveying, a plotting-instrument comprising a graduated circle with three projecting radial arms capable of being set at given angular distances apart: used for the purpose of determining on a map the unknown position of a point or station by the three-point problem.
- n. Anything that points or is used for pointing.
- n. A needle-like component of a timepiece or measuring device that indicates the time or the current reading of the device.
- n. A breed of hunting dog.
- n. programming A variable that holds the address of a memory location where a value can be stored.
- n. computing An icon that indicates the position of the mouse; a cursor.
- n. A tip, a bit of advice (usually plural.)
- n. in combinations Something worth a given number of points.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The hand of a timepiece.
- n. (Zoöl.) One of a breed of dogs trained to stop at scent of game, and with the nose point it out to sportsmen.
- n. (Astron.) The two stars (Merak and Dubhe) in the Great Bear, the line between which points nearly in the direction of the north star.
- n. (Naut.) Diagonal braces sometimes fixed across the hold.
- 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
- n. a mark to indicate a direction or relation
- 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
- n. an indicator as on a dial
- point + -er. (Wiktionary)
“He don't usually bet unless he has got a sure thing, but when he gets what they call a pointer, that is, somebody tells him a certain horse is sure to win, because the other horses are to be pulled back, he thinks a job has been put up, and if he thinks he is on the inside of the ring he will bet.”
“Thanks Rick, I'm quite behind on my RSS feeds so a pointer is always useful.”
“The 62 pointer is officially a 92+ on the Parker site, FYI.”
“Comparing a hound to a retriever to a pointer is tough to do.”
“She put back a missed shot, assisted on a basket by Kalana Greene, drilled a three-pointer from the top of the key, nailed a jumper from the foul line and then scored on a drive.”
“Aaron Brooks hit a free throw before Fernandez swished a three-pointer from the corner.”
“Salmons then hit a three-pointer from the top of the key with 8.6 seconds to go, giving the Bucks new life.”
“Iguodala nailed a three-pointer from the corner just before the shot clock expired to start the third.”
“I am not a big believer in spread measurments because it's just thin air between the beams, but the spread on that eight-pointer is breathtaking.”
“Another buck, larger than the first, a 9-pointer, is 20 yards away and walking straight towards my tree stand.”
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