train spotter


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 spotter is a person who takes care that a falling boulderer lands savely on his/her feet to prevent injuries.
  • Transportation enthusiasts who enjoy watching various transport-related activities:
  • A British term for a police or military intelligence informant.

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