Part of speech: noun

A stable man; groom.

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Usage examples "hostler":

  1. He chucked the rein to the hostler, and in reply to a question what oats should be given to the horse, said, " Hay and water; the beast is on job." - "Lucretia, Volume 6.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. From the hostler we learned that every room was full,- five persons in some cases sleeping in a single room. - "In Indian Mexico (1908)", Frederick Starr.
  3. He waved his hand to me, and surrendering his horse to a hostler, entered the house. - "In Direst Peril", David Christie Murray.