Lookout

(redirected from Look-out)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
SIZE & DESCRIPTION A 8 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 10' TREX posts B 8 1-1/2/" x 5-1/2" x 47-3/4" top caps(*) C 8 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 7-1/2" post look-outs D 8 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 20" corbels E 20 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 45-3/8" rails(*) F 8 3/4" x 5-1/2" x 45/1/4" arches G 16 3/4" 3/4" x 45-1/4" spandrel rails(*) H 152 3/4 x 3/4" x 4-1/2" spandrel slats J1 2 3/4 x 3-1/2" x 88-3/4" rafters J2 2 3/4 x 3-1/2" x 87" rafters J3 4 3/4 x 3-1/2" x 86-5/16" rafters K 2 1-1/2" x 11-1/4" dia.
The $2 million funding package will see the parks tracks, look-outs and picnic areas upgraded, giving visitors a world-class experience.
They put up a road block and check-point for traffic on New Mill Road, placed look-outs and armed men carefully in cover and, content they had covered every eventuality, they waited .
Children are used as decoys or look-outs - or to sneak through small windows, giving their parents access to the property.
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.
In his youth, he worked for his grandfather, Everett Needham, the superintendent of Wachusett Mountain Reservation, assisting with the construction of the summit roads, viewing look-outs and the Needham pool, etc.
More than 30 firemen from four stations were posted as look-outs from an aerial crane, while two helicopters joined boats in the search for the missing teenager during the operation.
It will be installed on top of a Bronze Age burial mound which has been a beacon site since the Napoleonic wars when look-outs were posted to prevent invasion.
Finding the encampment deserted and evidence of foul play, Sarge leads most of his unit into the hills to investigate, leaving behind pacifist Napoleon (Michael McMillian) and beautiful 19-year-old enlistee Amber (Jessica Stroup) as look-outs.
And boardwalks lead to look-outs over a stream that tumbles through a valley of towering ferns from New Zealand.