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blotter

Syllabification: blot·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈblädər
 
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Definition of blotter in English:

noun

1A sheet or pad of blotting paper inserted into a frame and kept on a desk.
Example sentences
  • I love office supplies; post-its, pens, notebooks, notepads, desk blotters, desks, desk chairs, highlighters… they all call out to me in a strange way.
  • ‘Yeah,’ Claire replied as she slipped his card into the desk blotter, ‘she was.’
  • He glanced down at the blotter on his desk: there were papers covered with tiny Rris script there.
2North American A temporary recording book, especially a police charge sheet: the boys ended up on police blotters for property crimes
More example sentences
  • Take a look at the police blotters and crime reports in the papers.
  • He lives a quiet life off the field, stays away from police blotters, night-club fracases, drugs, and other things that other notorious athletes get drawn to like moths to the bug zapper.
  • It's not usually a case of wheelchair thieves swiping chairs out from under patients, and the heists seldom show up on police blotters.

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