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A person who can sucessfully identify obscure music a DJ plays. A hardcore trainspotter can take it a step further and identify the source of obscure samples.
Trainspotter: "Thats track B off of the first pressing of So and So record"
Friend: "You're such a trainspotter."
by ryan ill December 17, 2004
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someone who obsessively collects bits of useless information

see also: nerd.
The trainspotter watched Beat the Geeks and took notes over questions missed.
by Bubba Zanetti April 14, 2005
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The term 'trainspotter' stems from exactly that......he who spots trains. A strange affliction. These are characteristically 30 - 40 year old men who still live with their mothers and quite possibly indulge in dubious sexual practices involving them. Gathering on station platforms in all weathers and wearing old anoraks and bobbly hats, they note the make, model and characteristics of each train that passes. Thus 'trainspotter' has come to mean any obsessed character who insists on talking about nothing but their chosen specialist subject. In my experience, the 'trainspotter' or 'pothouse' almost always manifests itself at the aftershow hospitality.
trainspotter as - "you are a trainspotting nutter" - In other words, someone who is psychological unstable.
by RRS September 05, 2007
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Somebody who mainlines heroin.
by jamesr August 23, 2003
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–noun
1. a person who hovers around a performing djs'turntables and attempts to identify his tracks by label, artist, and or song title, in an attempt to search out and perform the same set. Trainspotter can also be used as a verb, as in "I caught that douche bag trainspotting muh set!"
"yo,dj, that was a dope set you dropped last week, I heard such and such play the same set last night at(insert club name here), he is such a trainspotter !!!"
by dj balance November 15, 2008
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Person who spots trains for a hobby. Usually the preserve of sad anoraks.
"When I was younger I had this really sad trainspotter approach to bands and collecting records."
by Nupe January 06, 2004
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A person who watches a DJ spin records.
Everyone was crowded around the DJ booth trainspotting while he dropped his set.
by TC March 23, 2004
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