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lookdown

[ look-doun ]
/ ˈlʊkˌdaʊn /
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noun
a silvery carangid fish of the genus Selene, of the Atlantic Ocean, having a compressed body and eyes placed high on the truncated forehead.
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Origin of lookdown

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

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look-down
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/ ˈlʊkˌdaʊn /

noun
the appearance of paper when inspected under reflected light.
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British Dictionary definitions for lookdown

look down

verb
(intr, adverb; foll by on or upon) to express or show contempt or disdain (for)
look down one's nose at informal to be contemptuous or disdainful of
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