Meaning of “sharkspotter” in the English Dictionary

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"sharkspotter" in British English

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sharkspotternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʃɑːkˌspɒt.ər/ us /ˈʃɑːrkˌspɑː.t̬ɚ/ Australian English

a helicopter that flies along an area of coast in order to warn swimmers if there are sharks in the water

(Definition of “sharkspotter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)