Definition of pointing stick in English:

pointing stick

Syllabification: point·ing stick

noun

A movable stub embedded in a laptop keyboard that is manipulated to move the screen cursor.
More example sentences
  • It features the same kind of built-in pointing stick on laptop computer keyboards and the same ‘tactile click’ keys on classic IBM keyboards.
  • With such a small keyboard, the pointing stick has been moved to sit between the mouse buttons, which makes using them both a two-fingered operation and fiddly at best.
  • It comes with both a touchpad and a pointing stick, a combination DVD and CD-RW drive, and both wired and wireless connectivity.

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