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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Hostler \Hos"tler\, n. [OE. hosteler, osteler, innkeeper, OF.
hostelier, F. h[^o]telier. See Hostel, and cf.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
[syn: stableman, stableboy, groom, hostler,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "hostler":
breaker, breeder, broncobuster, buckaroo, cattleman, cow keeper,
cowman, dairy farmer, dairyman, equerry, farrier, grazier, groom,
horseshoer, rancher, ranchero, ranchman, sheepman, stableboy,
stableman, stock raiser, stockbreeder, stockkeeper, stockman,
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