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hos·tler

 (hŏs′lər, ŏs′-) also os·tler (ŏs′-)
n.
1. One who is employed to tend horses, especially at an inn.
2. One who services a large vehicle or engine, such as a locomotive.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman hostiler, from Old French hostel, lodging; see hostel.]

hostler

(ˈɒslə)
n
another name (esp Brit) for ostler

hos•tler

(ˈhɒs lər, ˈɒs lər)

n.
1. a person who takes care of horses, esp. at an inn.
2. a person who services trains, buses, etc., or maintains large machines.
[1350–1400; Middle English; variant of hosteler]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hostler - someone employed in a stable to take care of the horseshostler - someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
hired hand, hired man, hand - a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
Translations
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hostler

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References in classic literature ?
The head hostler was a pleasant, active little man, with a crooked leg, and a yellow striped waistcoat.
He sent the servant to the inn to hire a chaise and a fast horse, and to say that he would call himself before noon that day and tell the hostler when the vehicle would be wanted.
Whereupon, having sold all his meat, he left his horse and cart in charge of a friendly hostler and prepared to follow his mates to the Mansion House.
But when the time came to pay for his rosemary, this oil, and the wine, the only expense the master had incurred, as he had preserved a strict abstinence--while on the contrary, the yellow horse, by the account of the hostler at least, had eaten three times as much as a horse of his size could reasonably supposed to have done--D'Artagnan found nothing in his pocket but his little old velvet purse with the eleven crowns it contained; for as to the letter addressed to M.
For about seven or eight years the little tavern had been kept by a man and his wife, with two servants, -- a chambermaid named Trinette, and a hostler called Pecaud.
The coachman said not a word, except to swear awfully at the hostler for not bringing him a fresh team of horses.
At this very moment, when her words seemed to be striking a path into the future for him, they stepped into the yard of an inn, and there beheld the family coach of the Otways, to which one sleek horse was already attached, while the second was being led out of the stable door by the hostler.
Only Susan Chambermaid was now stirring, she being obliged to wash the kitchen before she retired to the arms of the fond expecting hostler.
Tom and his father had alighted at the Peacock at about seven in the evening; and having heard with unfeigned joy the paternal order, at the bar, of steaks and oyster-sauce for supper in half an hour, and seen his father seated cozily by the bright fire in the coffee-room with the paper in his hand, Tom had run out to see about him, had wondered at all the vehicles passing and repassing, and had fraternized with the boots and hostler, from whom he ascertained that the Tally-ho was a tip-top goer--ten miles an hour including stoppages--and so punctual that all the road set their clocks by her.
Oliver and Sikes got in without any further ceremony; and the man to whom he belonged, having lingered for a minute or two 'to bear him up,' and to defy the hostler and the world to produce his equal, mounted also.
An hostler stood near, holding by the bridle another immense horse--apparently a near relative of the animal in the chaise--ready saddled for Mr.
He's enough to fret a man's heart out,' replied the hostler.