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Os \Os\, n.; pl. Osar. [Sw. [*a]s ridge, chain of hills, pl. [*a]sar.] (Geol.) One of the ridges of sand or gravel found in Sweden, etc., supposed by some to be of marine origin, but probably formed by subglacial waters. The osar are similar to the kames of Scotland and the eschars of Ireland. See Eschar.


Osar \O"sar\, n. pl. (Geol.) See 3d Os.


n. An esker.

  1. n. a mouth or mouthlike opening

  2. a hard brittle blue-gray or blue-black metallic element that is one of the platinum metals; the heaviest metal known [syn: osmium, atomic number 76]

  3. (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services [syn: operating system]

  4. the left eye [syn: oculus sinister]

  5. rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates [syn: bone]

  6. [also: ossa (pl), osar (pl), ora (pl)]


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Usage examples of "osar".

He might have felt happier speaking to Osar through an interpreter, for the serf had a western accent that would have made him hard to understand at best, and also spoke mushily because he was missing most of his teeth.

Given the fight that loomed ahead, Gerin would have been spry in his shoes, too (not that Osar was wearing shoes).