ostler


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os·tler

 (ŏs′lər)
n.
Variant of hostler.

ostler

(ˈɒslə) or

hostler

n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) archaic a stableman, esp one at an inn
[C15: variant of hostler, from hostel]

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]

ostler

- A stableman at an inn.
See also related terms for inn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ostler - someone employed in a stable to take care of the horsesostler - 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

ostler

(archaic) [ˈɒsləʳ] N (esp Brit) → mozo m de cuadra

ostler

n (Hist) → Stallknecht m
References in classic literature ?
Elton came back, he told us what John ostler had been telling him, and then it came out about the chaise having been sent to Randalls to take Mr.
The ostler at a roadside public-house was holding a pail of water to refresh my horses, when a cart of very green oats, newly reaped, passed by, and he remarked, - 'Yon's frough Gimmerton, nah
The bill paid, and the waiter remembered, and the ostler not forgotten, and the chambermaid taken into consideration - in a word, the whole house bribed into a state of contempt and animosity, and Estella's purse much lightened - we got into our post-coach and drove away.
Take off the bridle and give him a drink, ostler," said the traveller to the lad in a smock-frock, who had come out of the yard at the sound of the horse's hoofs.
This was the cheerful servant of that establishment, who, in her part of factotum, turned groom and ostler at times.
It was a young fellow about seventeen, dressed like an ostler, with leather cords and gaiters.
Tapster, ostler, varlet, hark hither, and a wannion on your lazy limbs
My friend was now to lodge the second night almost fifty miles from home, in a house which he never had seen before, among people to whom he was totally a stranger, not knowing whether the next man he should meet would prove good or bad; but seeing an inn of a good appearance, he rode resolutely into the yard; and knowing that respect is often paid in proportion as it is claimed, delivered his injunctions to the ostler with spirit, and, entering the house, called vigorously about him.
Miss Crow, the daughter of a farmer; John Giddish, himself a farmer; Nan Slouch, Esther Codling, Will Spray, Tom Bennet; the three Misses Potter, whose father keeps the sign of the Red Lion; Betty Chambermaid, Jack Ostler, and many others of inferior note, lay rolling among the graves.
and the waiters, yea, and the inns at which they waited, and the cold rounds of beef inside, and the stunted ostler, with his blue nose and clinking pail, where is he, and where is his generation?
It is,' replied the driver, rubbing himself as if he ached, after throwing the reins to the ostler.
The next day, or a day or two after, I forget which, the chaise was brought back from Knowlesbury, our nearest town, by the ostler at the old inn.