blotter


blot·ter

noun \ˈblä-tər\

: a large piece of blotting paper that is placed in a stiff frame on top of a desk

: a book used in a police station for writing down information about people or events

Full Definition of BLOTTER

1
:  a piece of blotting paper
2
:  a book in which entries (as of transactions or occurrences) are made temporarily pending their transfer to permanent record books <police blotter>

First Known Use of BLOTTER

1591

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