lookdown

[ loo k-doun ]
/ ˈlʊkˌdaʊn /

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.

Nearby words

  1. look-in,
  2. look-over,
  3. look-see,
  4. look-through,
  5. lookalike,
  6. lookee,
  7. looker,
  8. looker-on,
  9. lookie-likie,
  10. looking

Origin of lookdown

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

look-down

[ loo k-doun ]
/ ˈlʊkˌdaʊn /

noun

the appearance of paper when inspected under reflected light.
Compare look-through.

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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