Definition of Blotter

1. Noun. Absorbent paper used to dry ink.

Exact synonyms: Blotting Paper
Generic synonyms: Paper
Derivative terms: Blot

2. Noun. The daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station.

Definition of Blotter

1. n. One who, or that which, blots; esp. a device for absorbing superfluous ink.

Definition of Blotter

1. Noun. a piece of blotting paper in a pad as a piece of desk furniture ¹

2. Noun. a daily register of arrests and other events in a police station ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blotter

1. a piece of ink-absorbing paper [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blotter

blotch
blotched
blotches
blotchier
blotchiest
blotchily
blotchiness
blotching
blotchings
blotchy
blote
blotless
blots
blotted
blotted out
blotter (current term)
blotters
blottesque
blottier
blottiest
blotting
blotting paper
blottings
blotto
blotty
bloubok
blouboks
blouse
bloused
blouseless

Literary usage of Blotter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"This blotter is then and thereby retained in a fixed and strong position by means ... This stamp may have another blotter like (J), •which shall be upon the ..."

2. Some Problems in City School Administration by George Drayton Strayer, Frank Puterbaugh Bachman, Ellwood Patterson Cubberley, William Thomas Bawden, Frank J. Kelly (1916)
"The Teacher's Register or blotter There is used, in the public schools of Butte, a loose-t leaf daily blotter. The use of this blotter causes the ..."

3. Brokerage Accounts: A Treatise on the Business of Brokerage, Its Accounting by Frederick Simson Todman (1916)
"To this end the clearing house transactions occurring on Monday and Wednesday are entered in the blotter known as the "Tuesday and Thursday ..."

4. The Farmer's Business Handbook: A Manual of Simple Farm Accounts and of by Isaac Phillips Roberts, Herbert Delavan Mason (1903)
"In practice, many more work-report entries and a few other blotter entries would be necessary if the entire year's transactions were recorded. ..."

5. The Farmer's Business Handbook: A Manual of Simple Farm Accounts and of by Isaac Phillips Roberts, Herbert Delavan Mason (1903)
"In practice, many more work-report entries and a few other blotter entries would be necessary if the entire year's transactions were recorded. ..."

6. The Seat of Empire by Charles Carleton Coffin (1870)
"... and think that I should like a farm in •Minnesota or in the Eed Eiver country," said a gentleman not long since, who introduced himself as Mr. blotter, ..."

7. Guide to the County Archives of California by California Historical Survey Commission, John Francis Davis (1919)
"All the valid entries in "blotter B. District Record," are copied into this ... 91-118, "blotter of Official Notes. &c from the Alcalde of San Francisco, ..."

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