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overlooker

noun
  1. another word (less common) for overseer (def. 1)
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Examples from the Web for overlooker

Historical Examples

  • Old Master was his own overseer, but my daddy was the overlooker.

    Slave Narratives, Oklahoma

    Various

  • At least, such is the report of the overlooker who recommended them.

  • He realizes that he cannot step round the corner and get the overlooker's advice.

    Aliens

    William McFee

  • The first was that of an old man, an overlooker of a cotton mill.

  • That could not be possible, thought the overlooker, and had a look into the wood-shed.