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[loo k-out] /ˈlʊkˌaʊt/
noun
1.
Cape, a sandy reef in the Outer Banks, off E North Carolina, SW of Cape Hatteras: lighthouse.
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British Dictionary definitions for cape-lookout

lookout

/ˈlʊkˌaʊt/
noun
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.
(mainly Brit) outlook, chances, or view
verb (adverb, mainly intransitive)
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.
(transitive) to search for and find: I'll look out some curtains for your new house
9.
foll by on or over. to face in a particular direction: the house looks out over the moor
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Word Origin and History for cape-lookout

lookout

n.

also look-out, "person who stands watch or acts as a scout," 1690s, from look + out. Verbal phrase look out "be on the watch" attested from c.1600.

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Idioms and Phrases with cape-lookout

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