What does the word pointer mean?

Usage examples for pointer

  1. With a small band of four hundred and fifty men, and with Colonel Crittenden, of Kentucky, a West Pointer who won his title in the Mexican War, as second in command, Lopez started for Cuba from New Orleans the next year. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  2. You can do this by pushing the other pointer on the face of your kodak to the extreme left of its scale- the lowest number indicated. – If You Don't Write Fiction by Charles Phelps Cushing