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point·er

pointer

 
pronunciation:
poIn tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device, such as a stick or laser, used to show points on a map or other display.
definition 2: a hand or needle on a measuring device such as a watch or compass.
similar words:
hand, needle
definition 3: a word of advice; suggestion.
She gave me a few pointers on how to get a job.
similar words:
suggestion, tip
definition 4: any of several breeds of dogs. Pointers are dogs that are trained to hunt birds by pointing with the nose and body toward the animal being hunted.
 
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