Meaning of oboe

o•boe

Pronunciation: (ō'bō), [key]
— n.
  1. a woodwind instrument having a slender conical, tubular body and a double-reed mouthpiece.
  2. (in an organ) a reed stop with a sound like that of an oboe.
  3. (a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter O.)

o•boe

Pronunciation: (ō'bō), [key]
— n.
  1. a navigation system utilizing two radar ground stations that measure the distance to an aircraft and then radio the information to the aircraft.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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