Spotter facts for kids

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A spotter is someone trained to look for something. The term has the following special meanings.

  • Weather spotter, an individual who observes the weather to inform other groups.
  • Storm spotter, a weather spotter who observes specific weather events.
  • In the military, a spotter is a member of a sniper team.
  • In weight training, a spotter will assist someone lifting a weight for safety; see spotting (weight training).
  • In bouldering, a person who assists others in accident prevention; see Spotting (climbing)
  • In off-roading, a person who assists the driver over obstacles; see Spotting (off-road)
  • Transportation enthusiasts who enjoy watching various transport-related activities:
    • Train spotter, a railfan.
    • An aircraft spotter, someone who engages in aircraft spotting.
    • A bus spotter, someone who engages in bus spotting.
  • A British term for a police or military intelligence informant.
  • Spotter (auto racing), a term used in auto racing
  • A local writer for Spotted by Locals



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