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noun [countable] pointer pronunciation in American English /ˈpɔɪntər/
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  1. 1
    informal a piece of advice or information

    Can you give me a few pointers on how to improve my writing?

  2. 2
    a long pole for pointing at something such as a map or picture
  3. 3
    a dog used in hunting that points its nose at birds and small animals
  4. 4
    something that shows the development or progress of a situation

    The unemployment rate is a clear pointer to the state of the economy.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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