Meaning of POINTER in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ pɔɪntə(r) ]
A pointer is a piece of advice or information which helps you to understand a situation or to find a way of making progress.
I hope at least my daughter was able to offer you some useful pointers...
N-COUNT : with supp
A pointer to something suggests that it exists or gives an idea of what it is like. ( mainly BRIT )
Sunday’s elections should be a pointer to the public mood.
N-COUNT : N to/towards n
A pointer is a long stick that is used to point at something such as a large chart or diagram when explaining something to people.
She tapped on the world map with her pointer.
The pointer on a measuring instrument is the long, thin piece of metal that points to the numbers.
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006