Meaning of POINTER in English
n. 25B6; noun
the pointer moved to 100rpm : INDICATOR, needle, arrow, hand.
he used a pointer on the chart : STICK, rod, cane; cursor.
a pointer to the outcome of the election : INDICATION, indicator, clue, hint, sign, signal, evidence, intimation, inkling, suggestion.
I can give you a few pointers : TIP, hint, suggestion, guideline, recommendation.
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