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Spotter   /spˈɑtər/   Listen
Spotter

noun
1.
A worker employed at a dry-cleaning establishment to remove spots.
2.
A worker employed to apply spots (as markers or identifiers).
3.
A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.  Synonyms: lookout, lookout man, picket, scout, sentinel, sentry, watch.
4.
Someone who is the first to observe something.  Synonyms: discoverer, finder.






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"Spotter" Quotes from Famous Books



... guy; swindler, bastard, super-swanker, doubleface, bluffer, totempole, spotter, who looks like a dog as ...
— Botchan (Master Darling) • Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri

... there in the heat. Two or three of the men gave up their jobs to help bring the body out." Wayland land paused, lost in thought. "They got the body out all right; but, the horror of it, Carrington went off his head! Know an engineering chap tramped the Sierras for a hundred miles dogged by a spotter from one of the railroads—but what's the use of talking about it? These things have to be done; and these are the ...
— The Freebooters of the Wilderness • Agnes C. Laut

... and if the gun were correctly laid and the pointer pressed the button at precisely the right instant, the shot would hit the target, practically speaking. But, in actual practice, the range-finder makes an error, the spotter makes an error, the plotting-room makes an error, the sight-setter makes an error, and the gun-pointer makes an error. The sum total of all of these errors results in 90 ...
— The Navy as a Fighting Machine • Bradley A. Fiske



Words linked to "Spotter" :   watcher, discoverer, spot, security guard, co-discoverer, finder, lookout man, beholder, percipient, employee, watchman, perceiver, observer



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