What is Pointer?

Pointer definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:

a person or thing that points.
a long, tapering stick used by teachers, lecturers, etc., in pointing things out on a map, blackboard, or the like.
the hand on a watch dial, clock face, scale, etc.
Military. the member of an artillery crew who aims the weapon.
one of a breed of short-haired hunting dogs trained to point game.
a piece of advice, especially on how to succeed in a specific area: The food expert gave some good pointers on making better salads.

  1. an identifier giving the location in storage of something of interest, as a data item, table, or subroutine.
  2. cursor(def 1).
Pointers, Astronomy. the two outer stars of the Big Dipper that lie on a line that passes very near Polaris and are used for finding it.