/os"keuhr/, Trademark.
one of a group of statuettes awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion-picture production and performance. Cf. Academy Award.
[allegedly named in 1931 by an employee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, after her uncle]
/os"keuhr/, n.
1. a word used in communications to represent the letter O.
2. a male given name: from Old English words meaning "god" and "spear."
3. Mil. the NATO designation for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet attack submarine armed with 24 antiship cruise missiles.
/os"keuhr/, n.
one of a series of small communications satellites, launched into polar orbit as piggyback passengers on U.S. launch vehicles, for unrestricted use by radio amateurs.
[1980-85; o(rbiting) s(atellite) c(arrying) a(mateur) r(adio)]

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(as used in expressions)
Arias Sánchez Oscar
Carmona António Oscar de Fragoso
de la Renta Oscar
Finley Charles Oscar
Oscar Gustaf Adolf
Hammerstein Oscar II
Niemeyer Soares Filho Oscar
Peterson Oscar Emmanuel
Robertson Oscar Palmer
Wilde Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills

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