spotter

[ spot-er ]
/ ˈspɒt ər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. spotted sunfish,
  2. spotted tail,
  3. spotted wilt,
  4. spotted wintergreen,
  5. spottedly,
  6. spottie,
  7. spotty,
  8. spousal,
  9. spousally,
  10. spouse

Origin of spotter

First recorded in 1605–15; spot + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for spotter

spotter

/ (ˈspɒtə) /

noun

  1. a person or thing that watches or observes
  2. (as modifier)a spotter plane
a person who makes a hobby of watching for and noting numbers or types of trains, buses, etca train spotter
military a person who orders or advises adjustment of fire on a target by observations
a person, esp one engaged in civil defence, who watches for enemy aircraft
US informal an employee assigned to spy on his colleagues in order to check on their honesty
films
  1. a person who checks against irregularities and inconsistencies
  2. a person who searches for new material, performers, etc
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