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1. pointer

noun. ['ˈpɔɪntɝ'] a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game.

Synonyms

  • gun dog
  • sporting dog
  • vizsla
  • Spanish pointer
  • Hungarian pointer

Antonyms

  • antinode
  • node
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • point (English)
  • point (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Pointer

  • poynter

Example sentences of the word pointer


1. Noun, singular or mass
The second number should pass the pointer once and then you should stop on it the second time.

Quotes containing the word pointer


1. I’m not going to lecture you on the error of your ways. Not until you fetch me a podium and a microphone. I’ll also need a screen, a projector, and a laser pointer.
- Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

2. pointer

noun. ['ˈpɔɪntɝ'] a mark to indicate a direction or relation.

Synonyms

  • shaft
  • arrow
  • head
  • mark

Antonyms

  • reverse
  • tail
  • foot
  • detach

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • point (English)
  • point (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. pointer

noun. ['ˈpɔɪntɝ'] (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.

Synonyms

  • cursor

Antonyms

  • undock
  • break

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • point (English)
  • point (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. pointer

noun. ['ˈpɔɪntɝ'] an indicator as on a dial.

Synonyms

  • light pen
  • needle
  • electronic stylus
  • hand

Antonyms

  • unpointedness
  • follower
  • natural depression
  • follow

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • point (English)
  • point (Middle English (1100-1500))
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