Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An iridescent, silvery marine fish (Selene vomer) of Atlantic waters, having a compressed body and a steep frontal profile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The moonfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fish (Selene vomer) similar to the moonfish but with eyes high on the truncated forehead; it was also called moonfish at one time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carangoid fish, the moonfish or horsehead, Selene vomer. See cut under horsehead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. similar to moonfish but with eyes high on the truncated forehead

Etymologies

look +‎ down (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Surveys by their five "lookdown" radars, besides profiling the underlying landscape, mapped ice layers between coring locations, without chemical detail but showing how layer thickness _ and therefore accumulations _ varied along the traverse route.

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  • Surveys by their five "lookdown" radars, besides profiling the underlying landscape, mapped ice layers between coring locations, without chemical detail but showing how layer thickness - and therefore accumulations - varied along the traverse route.

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  • Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from barrington we made our way through more national parks, taking in some great scenery and hikes as we headed for the blue mountains, which would be our last wilderness stop before hitting sydney!! here we stayed at a campsite called perry's lookdown which is the start point for a 2. 5km hike (one way) into an adjoining valley. i know 2.5 km sounds like a stroll in the park but this was a hard ass Lilianfels Avenue, Echo Point Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Apex

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  • National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Lookdown Lookdown Because of its sloped head and the enlarged crest on its skull, the lookdown appears to look down as it swims.

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  • A lookdown fish has a much sharper slope to its face and shorter fins.

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  • If you ever get a chance to see lookdown's feeding you will notice that they swim upside down hence lookdown.

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  • Never heard of a lookdown fish, I guess I'll have to do some research.

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  • Here's a lookdown at a story coming up that you just can't miss.

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  • Drag to Playlist castnetting 12ft net at the beach, catching sheepshead, black, drum, snook and more my camera ran out of memory space so i couldnt get all the fish or casts but here's some of the fish that i netted off of the beach. i ended up catching 26 sheepshead, 18 black drum, 5 snook, a flounder a few whiting a skate a pufferfish and some lookdown fish or something

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  • - treat this as a strict CT op, then a few SF and UAVs with lookdown shootdown capability

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