AskDefine | Define spotter

Dictionary Definition



1 a worker employed at a dry-cleaning establishment to remove spots
2 a worker employed to apply spots (as markers or identifiers)
3 a person employed to watch for something to happen [syn: lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, scout, picket]
4 someone who is the first to observe something [syn: finder, discoverer]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. a person who observes something
  2. a member of a sniper team
  3. weightlifting gymnastics a person who stands by the person performing an activity, in order to help them should they be unable to complete the exercise properly.

Extensive Definition

A spotter is someone trained to look for or "spot" something. The term has the following special meanings.
spotter in German: Spotter
spotter in Dutch: Spotter

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Argus, CIA man, Charley, airplane spotter, beagle, cloak-and-dagger operative, counterintelligence agent, counterspy, dick, double agent, espionage agent, eye, fire patrolman, fire warden, fireguard, flatfoot, forward observer, gumshoe, gumshoe man, hawkshaw, inside man, intelligence agent, lookout, lookout man, military-intelligence man, naval-intelligence man, night watchman, operative, patrol, patroller, patrolman, picket, private eye, reconnoiterer, roundsman, scout, secret agent, sentinel, sentry, skip tracer, sleuthhound, spy, spy-catcher, tec, undercover man, vedette, watch, watcher, watchkeeper, watchman
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