Definition of "spotter" [spot•ter]

  • One that applies spots. (noun)
  • One that looks for, locates, and reports something, as: (noun)
  • A military or civil defense lookout. (noun)
  • Informal A person hired to detect dishonest acts by employees, as in a bank. (noun)
  • Sports One who identifies players on the field, as for a radio or television announcer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spotter" in a sentence
  • "* In the first scene, Gunny Swagger and his spotter are about to shoot at bad guys and the spotter is calling off distances in yards."
  • "So it may have just been where they think units are moving or they have indications from what they call a spotter, someone informing them."
  • "Not to mention that your spotter could be your best friend."