One that directs, indicates, or points. A scale indicator on a watch, balance, or other measuring instrument. A long tapered stick for indicating objects, as on a chart or blackboard. Any of a breed of hunting dogs that points game, typically having a smooth, short-haired coat that is usually white with black or brownish spots. A piece of advice; a suggestion. A piece of indicative information: interest rates and other pointers in the economic forecast. Computer Science A variable that holds the address of a core storage location. Computer Science A symbol appearing on a display screen in a GUI that lets the user select a command by clicking with a pointing device or pressing the enter key when the pointer symbol is positioned on the appropriate button or icon. Either of the two stars in the Big Dipper that are aligned so as to point to Polaris.