Meaning of stakeout
Pronunciation: (stāk'out"), [key]
- the surveillance of a location by the police, as in anticipation of a crime or the arrival of a wanted person.
- the place from which such surveillance is carried out.
- 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.
- stakeout (Thesaurus)