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
Recent Examples of blotter from the Web
Pro golfer Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Jupiter, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office booking blotter.
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First Known Use of blotter
BLOTTER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of blotter for Students
: a piece of blotting paper
Legal Definition of blotter
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