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
Officers responded to reports of shots fired from a moving car in the 4500 block of South Willow Street just after 2 a.m., according to the Seattle Police Department online blotter.
The Harrisonville Police Department blotter shows incidents occurring from June 15-21 in the city of Harrisonville.
Political police blotter: A Central Ohio man was charged Wednesday with threatening U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers and his family, the Columbus Dispatch's Earl Rinehart writes.
The blotter is compiled by Pat Bicoy from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department website.
Pro golfer Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Jupiter, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office booking blotter.
After reports of shots being fired in the 5200 block of 19th Avenue Northeast, officers arrived to find a woman lying on the ground, according to the Seattle Police Department’s blotter.
Blotter is compiled by Magda Liszewska and consists of selected items from the O.C. Sheriff’s Department website, ocsd.org.
The incident was listed in Metro’s daily police blotter the day after it was reported.
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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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