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[loo k-doun]
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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 of lookdown

1880–85, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase look down

look-down

[loo k-doun]
noun
  1. the appearance of paper when inspected under reflected light.
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Word Origin and History for lookdown

look-down

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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