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Meaning of LOOKOUT

Pronunciation:  'lûk`awt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of looking out
  2. [n]  a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
  3. [n]  an elevated post affording a wide view
  4. [n]  a person employed to watch for something to happen

LOOKOUT is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: lookout man, lookout station, observation post, observation tower, observatory, outlook, picket, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter, watch
 See Also: construction, look, looking, looking at, meteorological observation post, observation dome, post, security guard, station, structure, watcher, watchman, weather station, widow's walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Look"out`\, n.
1. A careful looking or watching for any object or event.

2. The place from which such observation is made.

3. A person engaged in watching.

4. Object or duty of forethought and care; responsibility.

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