pointer noun

1 advice/indications

ADJ. good, important | clear, obvious | practical, useful

VERB + POINTER give (sb), provide (sb with)

PREP. ~ for The examiners comments include pointers for future study. | ~ to His symptoms gave no obvious pointer to a possible diagnosis. | ~ towards pointers towards a new political agenda

PHRASES a pointer to the future

2 sth used for pointing

ADJ. mouse Move the mouse pointer to the menu bar. | light A light pointer is often useful with a slide projector.