- The definition of a lookout is an alert, or a place for keeping watch.
- An example of a lookout is a guard.
- An example of a lookout is a safe place for reporting on a hurricane as it comes ashore.
lookout definition by Webster's New World
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- an alert, careful watching for someone or something
- a place for keeping watch, esp. a high place affording an extensive view
- a person detailed to watch; sentry
- Chiefly Brit. outlook, esp. for the future
- Informal concern; worry: that's your lookout
lookout definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of observing or keeping watch.
- A high place or structure commanding a wide view, used for observation.
- One who keeps watch.
- South Atlantic U.S. Outlook; view.
- An object of concern or worry. See Synonyms at affair.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A point on a sandy reef off eastern North Carolina southwest of Cape Hatteras. A lighthouse was built here in 1859.