Cape Lookout Unabridged


a sandy reef in the Outer Banks, off E North Carolina, SW of Cape Hatteras: lighthouse. Unabridged
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lookout (ˈlʊkˌaʊt)
1.  the act of keeping watch against danger, etc
2.  a person or persons instructed or employed to keep such a watch, esp on a ship
3.  a strategic point from which a watch is kept
4.  informal worry or concern: that's his lookout
5.  chiefly (Brit) outlook, chances, or view
vb (foll by on or over)
6.  to heed one's behaviour; be careful: look out for the children's health
7.  to be on the watch: look out for my mother at the station
8.  (tr) to search for and find: I'll look out some curtains for your new house
9.  to face in a particular direction: the house looks out over the moor

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Word Origin & History

also look-out, "person who stands watch or acts as a scout," 1690s, from look + out.
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