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O.S.1

1.
(in prescriptions) the left eye.
Also, o.s.
Origin
< Latin oculus sinister

O.S.2

1.
Old Saxon.
2.
Old School.
3.
Old series.
4.
(of the calendar) Old Style.
5.
Also, o.s. ordinary seaman.

ordinary seaman

noun
1.
a seaman insufficiently skilled to be classified as an able-bodied seaman.
Abbreviation: O.D., O.S., o.s.
Origin
1695-1705
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British Dictionary definitions for o. s

ordinary seaman

noun
1.
a seaman of the lowest rank, being insufficiently experienced to be an able-bodied seaman

o.s.

abbreviation
1.
out of stock
2.
(banking) outstanding
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Related Abbreviations for o. s

o.s.

  1. Latin oculus sinister (left eye)
  2. old series
  3. out of stock
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