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1‘a signal station used as a lookout during the Napoleonic Wars’
observation post, lookout point, lookout station, lookout tower, watchtower, tower, post
2‘the lookout sighted sails on the western horizon’
watchman, guard, watch, sentry, sentinel, night watchman, scout, picket
3‘it would be a poor lookout for the men of the fleet if they didn't return to shore before the rain struck’
outlook, prospect, view of the future, future
4‘I doubt if she'll fit in, but that's her own lookout’
problem, concern, business, affair, responsibility, worry, difficulty
pigeon, funeral, headache
‘he kept a sharp lookout for enemy fighters’
keep watch, be on one's guard, keep on one's guard, beware, keep an eye out, keep a vigil, be alert, be observant, be attentive, be on the qui vive
keep one's eyes peeled, keep one's eyes skinned
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