Definition of hostler in English:

hostler

Syllabification: hos·tler
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)äslər
 
/
(also ostler)

noun

historical
  • A man employed to look after the horses of people staying at an inn.
    More example sentences
    • It didn't take long to pack things up with nine thousand men - not counting the servants, cooks, healers, horse hostlers, officers, and other assorted peoples - to do the work.
    • Erial smiled gratefully as the hostler brought up three horses.
    • Baning was employed there as an hostler, and to that extent he was entirely within his rights.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French hostelier 'innkeeper', from hostel (see hostel).

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