spotter

noun spot·ter \ ˈspä-tər \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of spotter

1 : one that makes or applies a spot (as for identification)
2 : one that looks or keeps watch: such as
a : one that locates enemy targets
b : a civilian who watches for approaching airplanes
c : a person who assists another during exercise (as to prevent injury)
3 : one that removes spots
4 : one that places something on or in a desired spot

Examples of spotter in a Sentence

  1. When you lift weights, you should always have a spotter.

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First Known Use of spotter

1611



SPOTTER Defined for English Language Learners

spotter

noun

Definition of spotter for English Language Learners

  • : someone who looks for a particular type of person or thing

  • : a person who watches and helps someone who is exercising in order to help prevent injuries


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