a person or thing that plots.
an instrument, as a protractor, for plotting lines and measuring angles on a chart.
Computers. an output device that produces a graphical representation by drawing on paper, as with one or more attached pens.

Origin of plotter

First recorded in 1580–90; plot + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for plotter

Contemporary Examples of plotter

Historical Examples of plotter

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for plotter



an instrument for plotting lines or angles on a chart
a person who plots; conspirator
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