What does the word oat mean?

Usage examples for oat

  1. Oat sheaves are lighter; they whisper to each other as they freely embrace. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  2. The othah naght Ah woke up and looked oat of the window and saw all the roofs covered with snow, and it turned oat to be nothing but moonlaght. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  3. They required no care or grooming; blessed with excellent appetites, they picked up their food wherever they could find any, and came night and morning to the door to receive their rations of barley, oat- meal, bread- crusts, or any thing that could be spared them. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor