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 for Hostler
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.
     Hospitaler, Hosteler.]
     1. An innkeeper. [Obs.] See Hosteler.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Railroad) The person who takes charge of a locomotive
        when it is left by the engineer after a trip.
        [1913 Webster]

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,
     tamer, trainer

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