AskDefine | Define blotter

Dictionary Definition



1 absorbent paper used to dry ink [syn: blotting paper]
2 the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station [syn: day book, police blotter, rap sheet, charge sheet]

User Contributed Dictionary




  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


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Extensive Definition

Blotter can mean several things:-
  • For blotter acid, see LSD
  • For a desk blotter, see desk
  • For an antique blotter associated with a quill pen, see fountain pen and blotting paper.
  • Blotter can also refer to an official summary, usually covering a short duration, such as a police blotter, or the trade confirmation summary of a financial institution. The term is frequently used in financial institution software terms to represent a list of current trades in a spreadsheet-like interface whose status is updated in real-time. The trades are often highlighted in different colours depending on their status.
  • Blotter, an American TV show, parodying the long running TV show, COPS, preceding Reno 911!.
  • Blotter, a 1996 album by the American band Nighstick.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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