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 (hŏs′lər, ŏs′-) also os·tler (ŏs′-)
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.]


(ˈhɒs lər, ˈɒs lər)

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"


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References in classic literature ?
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.
The head hostler was a pleasant, active little man, with a crooked leg, and a yellow striped waistcoat.
He was induced to this by the report of the hostler, who said that the horse which Mr Maclachlan had hired from Worcester would be much more pleased with returning to his friends there than to prosecute a long journey; for that the said horse was rather a two-legged than a four-legged animal.