Definition of outlooker

1 : one who looks out the outlook was not quite the same—or the outlooker was changed— Maurice Hewlett
2 : a projecting member that supports the portion of a roof extending beyond the face of a gable

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out entry 3 + looker (after look out, verb)

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“Outlooker.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outlooker. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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