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lookout

[′lu̇k‚au̇t]
(building construction)
A horizontal wood framing member that extends out from the studs to the end of rafters and overhangs a part of a roof, such as a gable.

Lookout

Rafter, bracket, or joist at the ridge of a roof that projects beyond an end-wall of a building: may support an overhanging portion of the roof or cornice.

lookout

1. A rafter or joist at the ridge of a roof that projects beyond an end wall of a building; may support the overhanging portion of the roof or cornice; also called a rafter lookout.
2. An elevated place or structure that provides a wide view for observation of the countryside, particularly against marauders.
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Detectives hunting the robbers were today exploring the possibility that there may have been more members of the gang acting as look-outs at the shopping centre.
Finding the encampment deserted and evidence of foul play, Sarge leads most of his unit into the hills to investigate, leaving behind pacifist Napoleon and beautiful 19-year-old enlistee Amber as look-outs.
Armed with a power saw and using look-outs linked by radio, the gang stole pounds 13,310 from an ATM at the Total Garage on Clockmill Road, Gateshead, in November 2005.
The recruitment of young people may be increasing, and they were "extensively" used in one unnamed area as runners or look-outs, according to the report.
Women could function as fluid intermediaries in part, because they "didn't count." As a consequence, they could escape notice, or "fly under the radar" in conducting house churches, catechizing converts in pagan households, seeing to the needs of prisoners, and acting as "look-outs." Margaret MacDonald's insightful mining of Greco-Roman records provides a vivid description of how valuable these ministries must have been in fostering the early church.
Failure by both boats to post proper look-outs was blamed and an inquest returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
In 1992, organized burglary teams using walkie-talkies, police scanners, look-outs, and an array of tools began targeting supermarket and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) safes.
The buttes house water tanks, communications devices, antennas, and even look-outs. Hayden Butte is a popular hiking and biking site for the young, athletic population of Tempe.
But first, screw the look-outs (C) to the top of the posts as shown in Fig.
The work to be undertaken - replacement of the gravity network of existing stormwater pipes in the territory of the commune of houlme, Rue du gnral de gaulle, - the change of look-outs and mouths of engulfment which are mostly cast in place.
Magistrates in Maidstone accepted they were "not main players" in the gang but look-outs during the raid.
They often use ironing boards as a table, allowing gamblers - who have look-outs and informers placed in the crowds - to quickly disperse at the hint of police action.