blotter

noun blot·ter \ ˈblä-tər \

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

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First Known Use of blotter

1591


BLOTTER Defined for English Language Learners

blotter

noun

Definition of blotter for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BLOTTER Defined for Kids

blotter

noun blot·ter \ ˈblä-tər \

Definition of blotter for Students

: a piece of blotting paper

Law Dictionary

blotter

noun blot·ter

legal Definition of blotter



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