Definition of spotter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɒtə/


[often in combination]
1A person who looks for or observes a particular thing as a hobby or job: plane-spotters
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  • It's at this point that real markets begin to form, nurtured by Cool Hunters and other for-hire trend spotters and culture vultures.
  • Weather net control operators and spotters, he says, are better informed thanks to the Web.
  • Other players key to winning, such as offensive linemen, can't be sorted by jersey numbers because the league's spotters are required to follow the action, not take attendance.
1.1An aviator or aircraft employed in locating or observing enemy positions: [as modifier]: spotter planes
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  • Sequences are shown featuring artillery attack on enemy positions directed by a circling spotter plane.
1.2(In gymnastics, weight training, etc.) a person stationed to observe the performer and minimize the risk of accidents or injuries.
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  • We had spotters when we played on the rock-climbing wall and we practiced falling off stilts in a way that would lessen the impact on our bodies.
1.3US informal A person employed by a company or business to keep watch on employees or customers.

Words that rhyme with spotter

blotter, cotta, cottar, dotter, gotta, hotter, jotter, knotter, otter, pelota, plotter, potter, ricotta, rotter, squatter, terracotta, totter, trotter

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