Pronunciation: (stāk'out"), [key]
1. the surveillance of a location by the police, as in anticipation of a crime or the arrival of a wanted person.
2. the place from which such surveillance is carried out.
3. something that is bounded or separated by or as if by stakes, esp. property, territory, or the like that one identifies or claims as one's own.
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