Definition of oater in English:


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Pronunciation: /əʊtə


informal , chiefly US
  • A western film.
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    • Even if he won't admit Leone as a direct influence, the film reinforces the sense that samurai movies and spaghetti westerns, gangster pics and Hollywood ‘oaters’ have long since become completely intertwined.
    • At the time, it was noted as being, at best, ‘one of better class oaters of the year.’
    • But no matter how hard it tries, it is still steeped in a great too many of the standard formula facets of the traditional oater.


1950s: from oat, with allusion to horse feed; compare with the synonym horse opera.

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