What is another word for pointer?

Pronunciation: [pˈɔ͡ɪntə] (IPA)

The word "pointer" is a commonly used term that refers to a tool or object used to indicate a specific direction or object. Some synonyms for the word "pointer" include "indicator", "guide", "marker", "directional signal", "signal post", "signpost", "compass", "beacon", "index finger", "hand", "arrow", and "line of sight". These words are often used interchangeably in everyday language, however, each has its own specific context and meaning. For example, "compass" specifically refers to an instrument used for navigation, whereas "index finger" refers to the physical body part used to indicate a direction.

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Usage examples for Pointer

The mens' expressions are also pleasant enough, I think-very quiet-but they have your eye and your measure before you realise, with a glance quick as the glint that a pointer gives you from the corner of his eye as he ranges past....
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
"Let me give you a pointer," said Roger, who was a fine swimmer; "while you're learning try hard not to make any useless movements.
"Ethel Morton at Chautauqua"
Mabell S. C. Smith
There was Alboni and Parepa-Rosa-I know they were not Wagner singers; but they were awful all the same-and just look at the Schnorrs, Materna, Rosa Sucher, poor Klafsky and-" "My dear young friend," interrupted the sculptor as he took up a pointer and approached a miniature head in clay which stood upon a stand, "my dear"-he did not say "friend" the second time-"I remarked nothing about your figure being too large for the stage.
"Melomaniacs"
James Huneker

Famous quotes with Pointer

  • The time just passes quickly when we are involved with something that makes us pay more attention in moment than the clocks pointer.
    L.F. Magister
  • Brother Leon arrived late for the performance. His late entrance was not a surprise. Everybody knew that Leon hated the student skits and sketches. Too often there had been hilarious takeoffs on the faculty and, a few years ago, a devastating burlesque of Brother Leon by a student named Henry Boudreau. Boudreau had minced across the stage, speaking in a prissy voice, wielding an oversized baseball bat the way Leon used his teacher's pointer, as a weapon. The performance had become a legend at Trinity. But funny thing about Boudreau: He had flunked out at the end of the year.
    Robert Cormier
  • The whole subject-matter of exact science consists of pointer readings and similar indications.
    Arthur Eddington
  • Ultimately, Anthony Burgess's emphasis on the multiplicity of meanings latent in the text of Shakespeare's life foregrounds his own appropriation of Shakespeare … Clearly this is not an inconsistency on Burgess's part but a deliberate pointer at the inevitability of appropriating any given text, particularly that most irresistible one of Shakespeare's life.
    William Shakespeare
  • Edward raises the pointer and places its tip against Alec’s forehead. “What’s the use of having a library in there if you won’t open the books, boy? What’s the good of augmented intelligence if you won’t use it?”
    Kage Baker

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