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plotter

[plot-er] /ˈplɒt ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that plots.
2.
an instrument, as a protractor, for plotting lines and measuring angles on a chart.
3.
Computers. an output device that produces a graphical representation by drawing on paper, as with one or more attached pens.
Origin of plotter
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; plot + -er1
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  • I am the ruler of a conquered land, a lover of war and danger, a fighter and a plotter.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • Evidently he had been right and had taken the plotter quite unaware.

    Tom Slade on a Transport Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Some called him a traitor, others an incompetent, others a plotter.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, George Alfred Townsend
  • "You see I am right," went on the plotter with an evil smile.

    The Boy from the Ranch

    Frank V. Webster
  • He had the guile of a plotter, but lacked something of the self-control.

    A Modern Mercenary

    Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • I never imagined you were such a plotter, complimented Jerry.

British Dictionary definitions for plotter

plotter

/ˈplɒtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for plotting lines or angles on a chart
2.
a person who plots; conspirator
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