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Webster 1913 Edition


Blotter

Blot′ter

(blŏt′tẽr)
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Noun.
1.
One who, or that which, blots; esp. a device for absorbing superfluous ink.
2.
(Com.)
A wastebook, in which entries of transactions are made as they take place.

Webster 1828 Edition


Blotter

BLOT'TER

,
Noun.
In counting houses, a waste book.

Definition 2023


blotter

blotter

English

Noun

blotter (plural blotters)

  1. a piece of blotting paper in a pad as a piece of desk furniture
  2. a daily register of arrests and other events in a police station
  3. a register of the related events made in the form of the list of times and brief descriptions
    All transactions were entered in the cash blotter and agent's subsidiary ledger.
    He maintains the political blotter blog.
    • 2003, Karen Hood-Caddy, The Wisdom of Water
      "The blotter was so full of his scribbling, it was getting harder and harder to find places to write in."

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