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spot·ter

 (spŏt′ər)
n.
1. One that applies spots.
2. One that looks for, locates, and reports something, as:
a. A military or civil defense lookout.
b. Informal A person hired to detect dishonest acts by employees, as in a bank.
3. Sports
a. One who identifies players on the field, as for a radio or television announcer.
b. One who is responsible for watching and guarding a performer during practice to prevent injury, as in gymnastics or weightlifting.
4. One employed by a dry cleaner to remove spots.

spotter

(ˈspɒtə)
n
1.
a. a person or thing that watches or observes
b. (as modifier): a spotter plane.
2. (Trainspotting) a person who makes a hobby of watching for and noting numbers or types of trains, buses, etc: a train spotter.
3. (Military) military a person who orders or advises adjustment of fire on a target by observations
4. (Military) a person, esp one engaged in civil defence, who watches for enemy aircraft
5. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) informal US an employee assigned to spy on his or her colleagues in order to check on their honesty
6. (Film) films
a. a person who checks against irregularities and inconsistencies
b. a person who searches for new material, performers, etc

spot•ter

(ˈspɒt ər)

n.
1. a person who removes spots, as from clothing.
2. a civilian who watches for enemy airplanes.
3. a person employed to watch the activity of others, as for evidence of dishonesty.
4. a military observer who spots targets.
5. an assistant to a sportscaster who provides the names of the players in a game.
[1605–15]

spotter

An observer stationed for the purpose of observing and reporting results of naval gunfire to the firing agency and who also may be employed in designating targets. See also field artillery observer; naval gunfire spotting team.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spotter - a worker employed at a dry-cleaning establishment to remove spots
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
2.spotter - a worker employed to apply spots (as markers or identifiers)
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
3.spotter - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated eventspotter - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
security guard, watchman, watcher - a guard who keeps watch
4.spotter - someone who is the first to observe something
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
co-discoverer - someone who is the first of two or more people to discover something
Translations

spotter

[ˈspɒtəʳ] N (Aer etc) → observador(a) m/f (Brit) (Rail) (= trainspotter) → coleccionista mf de números de locomotoras

spotter

n
(Aviat: also spotter plane) → Aufklärer m ? train spotter
(US inf: = detective) → Detektiv(in) m(f)
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