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[loo k-doun] /ˈlʊkˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
the appearance of paper when inspected under reflected light.
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[loo k-doun] /ˈlʊkˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
a silvery carangid fish of the genus Selene, of the Atlantic Ocean, having a compressed body and eyes placed high on the truncated forehead.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase look down
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Examples for lookdown
  • AT first the lookdown fish, those silvery dinner plates of the sea, wanted nothing to do with her.
Word Origin and History for lookdown

look-down

n.

type of sea fish, 1882, from look (v.) + down (adv.). So called from facial structure.

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