Definition of spotter
1 : one that makes or applies a spot (as for identification)
2 : one that looks or keeps watch: such asa : one that locates enemy targetsb : a civilian who watches for approaching airplanesc : 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
When you lift weights, you should always have a spotter.
Recent Examples of spotter from the Web
It was found April 22 in southern Ada County, about 6 miles upstream from Swan Falls near the Snake, with the help of spotters in an airplane, Falash said in court.
Price-comparison website GasBuddy.com takes minute-by-minute reports from spotters and can help consumers track which gas stations sell at the lowest prices.
To protect their crops and heroin labs, drug gangs in Guerrero employ spotters to identify unfamiliar visitors to the area and erect their own checkpoints on back roads.
Greg Lesher, 68, of St. Charles worked as a spotter the first Sunday and was scheduled to drive a shuttle on both Saturdays.
Denali also comes with the Tow Vision Trailering System, which uses the rear-vision camera to help the driver line up the hitch ball with a trailer without getting out of the car or having a spotter assisting.
Spotters, their eyes trained on the cliff, blasted air horns to signal an imminent danger if and when more medicine balls tumbled down, thudding to a stop on the road.
Jan Roletto, a research coordinator and a hell of a whale spotter, thinks of it like a powdered drink.
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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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