What does the word blotter mean?

Usage examples for blotter

  1. She was writing rapidly, with a blotting- book held half open, and the book she had been reading held in the same hand, so that she could close the blotter instantly and seem to be reading if any one came. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  2. Joyce only pointed to a large sheet of paper lying on the blotter. – The Boarded-Up House by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  3. She lifted a hand- blotter to show me the print of a line of ink. – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry