From the verb phrase look out.
lookout (plural lookouts)
- A vantage point with a view of the surrounding area.
- A person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.
- The raid failed when the lookout noticed the enemy group.
- A subject for observation; a prospect or view.
- One's perspective, outlook; hence, one's responsibility. (used with a possessive pronoun or a noun in a possessive form).
- Every man's interest is his own lookout.
vantage point with a view of the surrounding area
person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.
subject for observation
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Translations to be checked
- lookout in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- lookout in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911