from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that applies spots.
- n. One that looks for, locates, and reports something, as:
- n. A military or civil defense lookout.
- n. Informal A person hired to detect dishonest acts by employees, as in a bank.
- n. Sports One who identifies players on the field, as for a radio or television announcer.
- n. Sports One who is responsible for watching and guarding a performer during practice to prevent injury, as in gymnastics or weightlifting.
- n. One employed by a dry cleaner to remove spots.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who observes something.
- n. A member of a sniper team.
- n. A person who keeps watch of the person performing an activity, in order to help them should they be unable to complete it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who spots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which spots; specifically, one who is employed to shadow suspicious or suspected persons; a detective.
- n. Specifically, a person employed to keep secret watch on the employees of a company, especially on a street railway to spot or note the number of fares (if any) not turned in by the conductor.
- n. Naval, a person stationed at a suitable position above the deck to note the point at which the shots from a gun strike with reference to a target or the enemy's vessel, and thus give information as to the necessary correction of the range at which the gun-sight is set.
- n. One who tints photographs.
- n. A somersault in which the performer comes down upon the same spot from which he springs—that is, does not advance forward or backward.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a worker employed to apply spots (as markers or identifiers)
- n. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
- n. someone who is the first to observe something
- n. a worker employed at a dry-cleaning establishment to remove spots
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