O.B.E. Abbreviation Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Off and On Naval Old naval expression meaning occasionally. The expression originally denoted keeping close to the shore by sailing off and on it.
Official Member Administrative A member of the Governor's Executive Council or of the Legislative Council of a Crown Colony who holds his office ex officio.
Offing Naval In the Offing: Old naval expression meaning near at hand; originally it meant a distance from the shore - i.e., towards the horizon.
Oggin Naval Modern sailors' slang for the sea; it is said to be derived from Hogwash, though some assert that it comes from a mispronouncement of Ocean. Synonyms are The Ditch, The Pond, The Drink, all three of which words are used by officers more often than Oggin.
Ordinance Legal/Administrative Law made by the Governor of a Crown Colony with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council.
Outside-Walkee Naval Chinese pidgin-english for a Paddle steamer: a screw ship is an "Inside-walkee" ship.