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.

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