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lookout (n.)

also look-out, "person who stands watch or acts as a scout," 1690s, from verbal phrase look out "be on the watch" (c. 1600), from look (v.) + out (adv.).

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Definitions of lookout

lookout (n.)
a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event;
Synonyms: lookout man / sentinel / sentry / watch / spotter / scout / picket
lookout (n.)
an elevated post affording a wide view;
Synonyms: observation post
lookout (n.)
a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings;
Synonyms: observation tower / lookout station / observatory
lookout (n.)
the act of looking out;
Synonyms: outlook
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