blotter

[ blot-er ]
/ ˈblɒt ər /

noun

a piece of blotting paper used to absorb excess ink, to protect a desk top, etc.
a book in which transactions or events, as sales or arrests, are recorded as they occur: a police blotter.
Machinery. a soft washer of blotting paper or felt for cushioning a brittle object against shock or pressure or for increasing the friction or contact area between two surfaces.

Origin of blotter

1585–95; 1887 for def 2; blot1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for blotter

blotter

/ (ˈblɒtə) /

noun

something used to absorb excess ink or other liquid, esp a sheet of blotting paper with a firm backing
US a daily record of events, such as arrests, in a police station (esp in the phrase police blotter)

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