- 1(informal) a piece of advice Here are some pointers on how to go about the writing task.
- 2pointer (to something) a sign that something exists; a sign that shows how something may develop in the future The surge in car sales was regarded as an encouraging pointer to an improvement in the economy.
- 3a thin strip of metal that points to the numbers on a dial on a piece of equipment for measuring something
- 4a stick used to point to things on a map or picture on a wall
- 5(computing) a small symbol, for example an arrow, that marks a point on a computer screen
- 6a large dog used in hunting, trained to stand still with its nose pointing toward the birds that are being hunted