Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who overlooks or sees.
  • noun An overseer; a superintendent; specifically, in Australia, a man in charge of convicts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who overlooks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who overlooks; a work supervisor.

Etymologies

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overlook +‎ -er

Examples

  • It was supposed to be one of the first houses built on the grant of the Rock of Dumbarton, and was intended for the "overlooker" of that part of the grant.

    A Portrait of Old George Town

  • "Then you think you can be of some use in the house, as a kind of overlooker of the other servants, eh, Nancy -- to prevent waste, and gadding out of doors, and so on?" said Mr. Sheldon, interrogatively.

    Birds of Prey

  • I summed up my account by saying that "I was at present a kind of overlooker in the stables of the inn, had still some pounds in my purse, and, moreover, a capital horse in the stall."

    The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"

  • I summed up my account by saying that "I was at present a kind of overlooker in the stables of the inn, had still some pounds in my purse, and, moreover, a capital horse in the stall."

    The Romany Rye

  • I summed up my account by saying that 'I was at present a kind of overlooker in the stables of the inn, had still some pounds in my purse, and, moreover, a capital horse in the stall.'

    The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'

  • Not only are they slaves of the bourgeois class, and of the bourgeois state; they are daily and hourly enslaved by the machine, by the overlooker and, above all, by the individual bourgeois manufacturer himself.

    Brian Jones: Karl Marx: Teacher of the Year?

  • Not only are they slaves of the bourgeois class, and of the bourgeois state; they are daily and hourly enslaved by the machine, by the overlooker and, above all, by the individual bourgeois manufacturer himself.

    Brian Jones: Karl Marx: Teacher of the Year?

  • St. Patrick, who lived in the fifth century, founded three hundred and sixty-five churches, and ordained the like number of bishops; which proves that then each church had its bishop, that is, its overlooker.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Geoffrey Day lived in the depths of Yalbury Wood, which formed portion of one of the outlying estates of the Earl of Wessex, to whom Day was head game-keeper, timber-steward, and general overlooker for this district.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • Mr Rokesmith again explained; defining the duties he sought to undertake, as those of general superintendent, or manager, or overlooker, or man of business.

    Our Mutual Friend

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