oater

noun
oat·​er | \ ˈō-tər How to pronounce oater (audio) \

Definition of oater

Examples of oater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The innate superiority of the Hemsworth family gene pool is demonstrated by Timothy Woodward Jr.’s low-budget oater in which Luke, older brother to Chris and Liam, plays Wild Bill Hickok. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Hickok': Film Review," 7 July 2017 Luke Hemsworth plays Wild Bill in this oater also featuring Kris Kristofferson, Trace Adkins and Bruce Dern. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Hickok': Film Review," 7 July 2017 Lee’s career, though, has faded with the popularity of the cinematic oater. Robert W. Butler, kansascity.com, "In ‘The Hero,’ Sam Elliott delivers a heroic performance," 29 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'oater.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of oater

1946, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about oater

Time Traveler for oater

Time Traveler

The first known use of oater was in 1946

See more words from the same year

Statistics for oater

Cite this Entry

“Oater.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oaters. Accessed 21 November 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on oater

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with oater

Comments on oater

What made you want to look up oater? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

strength of mind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Pass the Little Ribbons: A Pasta Word Quiz

  • pasta resembling wheels with spokes
  • Match the pasta to its meaning in English: Rotelle
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!