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oater

A film or theatrical production about the American West (i.e., a Western), especially one that is clichéd or formulaic. My grandfather and I had a tradition of watching old oaters every Sunday on TV.

oater

(ˈodɚ)
n. a Western movie. (see also horse opera.) Let’s go out and see a good old-fashioned oater.
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Packs of 20 come in high-visibility display oaters, with an rsp of 69p.
Probably the worst 1950s movie that gets mistaken for a great Western, "3:10 to Yuma" truly made such other self-important "meaningful" oaters as "High Noon" and "Shane" look hard-bitten and exciting.
Along the way he examines early civil war flicks and oaters, the aristocratic and elegant espionage of the 1930s, various narratives of nazis from the 1930s to 2005, the Bond, et.
In a typical example, a cowboy's flashy behind-the-back move echoes a piece of gunplay familiar from countless oaters, but his tools are brushes, not Colts; he is a cowboy painter, who works this way, he explains, "in order to release myself from the pedestrian constraints of mere representation.
Though Wayne had been in Hollywood for a number of years before making oaters, it was his role as the Ringo Kid in ``Stagecoach'' that made him a star.
4) Jane and Michael Stern, "Why We So Love Those Oaters," The Los Angeles Times Calendar, 5 December 1993, 28.
Up until then, oaters had pretty much been Saturday matinee shoot-'em-up affairs.