mouse pointer



  • noun a small arrow displayed on screen that moves around as the mouse is moved


  • On a computer screen, an indicator, such as a small hand, arrow, or I-beam, that moves as the mouse is moved. It serves to select text, menus, and the area of the screen where the next text input or other action will occur, by clicking the mouse there. Also called mouse cursor, pointer (1), cursor (2).
  • synonymmouse cursor