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Definition of pointer
1a long thin piece of metal on a scale or dial that moves to indicate a figure or position. a rod used for pointing to features on a map or chart. a hint as to what might happen in the future:the figures were a pointer to gradual economic recovery a small piece of advice; a tip:here are some pointers on how to go about the task Computinganother term for cursor. Computing a variable whose value is the address of another variable; a link. 2a dog of a breed that on scenting game stands rigid looking toward it.