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Noun
A long, thin piece of metal on a scale or dial which moves to indicate a figure or position
“A scale and pointer indicated the relative angle.”
Noun
An icon or indicator that indicates the position of the pointing device
“Drawing is done by moving the pointer on the screen with the pointing device.”
Noun
A tip, word of advice, or useful piece of information
“Ewolo gave me a pointer on how I should call out to get someone's attention, because sometimes she failed to hear my voice from afar.”
Noun
A rod, typically used for pointing at something (or someone)
“He tapped a spot on the map with the rubber tip of his pointer where the synthetic oil refinery was located.”
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A device that emits a beam of light to highlight items of interest at some distance
“He was using his laser pointer to trick Roger into thinking someone had a rifle aimed at his chest.”
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A hint as to what might happen in the future
“There seems to have been only one small peccadillo, small enough at the time, but in retrospect, all too clear a pointer of what was to come.”
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A thing that indicates or signals the state or level of something
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A plan, or set of actions proposed or used to solve a problem
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A reactionary response to a product, service, or task
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A slender-jointed extremity of the hand of a human or animal
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Something, usually a book, that explains the basics of a subject or that provides directions
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Useful clue
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A device capable of registering a specific substance or physical phenomenon, and that optionally sounds an alarm or triggers a warning
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A dog, especially of a breed with a good sense of smell
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A feeling that something, often of an undesirable nature, is about to happen
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Something or someone which provides assistance with a task
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Any slender, pointed object resembling a needle
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A single item or detail in an extended discussion, list, or text
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