What does the word hostler mean?

Usage examples for 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. by 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) by Frederick Starr
  3. He waved his hand to me, and surrendering his horse to a hostler, entered the house. – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray