spotter


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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)
References in classic literature ?
He wandered all day through the buildings; and in a week or two, when he had been all over the yards, and into every room to which he had access, and learned that there was not a job anywhere, he persuaded himself that there might have been a change in the places he had first visited, and began the round all over; till finally the watchmen and the "spotters" of the companies came to know him by sight and to order him out with threats.
Using this reticle a spotter can see where on the scale the shot impacted and relay accurate information back to the shooter, such as "1.5 mils left" instead of "I guess, like, 2 feet left." The reticle is marked in 0.2 mil increments for fast but precise measuring.
Sadly the offer was graciously declined by the spotter who, obviously, was on duty.
The third spotter site on our list was the Cherry Tree pub - the location from where a protest was set to start off to the ground not long after our arrival.
If, for instance, we want to load more plates while doing bench presses, make sure to use a spotter. Ask a friend or a gym staff to spot you if you think you are using more weight than what you can possibly handle.
It starts in nearby Syrian hills with a single flight spotter and his cellphone.
yesterday morning, a 27-year-old man surnamed Lee was bench pressing a heavy weight without a spotter at a gym in Taichung's Xitun District when his arms suddenly gave way and the barbell fell right on top of his neck near his clavicle.
"We provide personalized email marketing to reach subscribers in a targeted way," promised the ad our spotter forwarded us.
31118, built March 28, 1941--was delivered on April 2, 1941, to an Elmer, New Jersey, farmer and aircraft spotter. Michael Esposito and I are now using this tractor to re-create the activities of World War II volunteer aircraft spotters.
Synopsis: With the guiding help of "A Spotter's Guide to Film (and TV) Locations", adventurous travelers will discover the ultimate collection of film and TV locations with this newest addition to the Lonely Planet's Spotter's Guide series.
Allan Scruggs, who serves as a nuclear safety specialist for NNSAs Production Office at the Pantex Plant, has served as a volunteer weather spotter since 1993 as part of weather services SKYWARN program.
After a single range trip I determined that I'd never again sit at the bench with a rifle without this spotter by my side.