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Meaning of HOSTLER

Pronunciation:  'hâslur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses

HOSTLER is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: groom, ostler, stableboy, stableman
 See Also: hand, hired hand, hired man



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hos"tler\, n. [OE. hosteler, osteler, innkeeper, OF.
hostelier, F. h[^o]telier. See {Hostel}, and cf.
{Hospitaler}, {Hosteler}.]
1. An innkeeper. [Obs.] See {Hosteler}.

2. The person who has the care of horses at an inn or stable;
   hence, any one who takes care of horses; a groom; -- so
   called because the innkeeper formerly attended to this
   duty in person.

3. (Railroad) The person who takes charge of a locomotive
   when it is left by the engineer after a trip.

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