Definition of Ostler

1. Noun. Someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses.

Exact synonyms: Groom, Hostler, Stableboy, Stableman
Generic synonyms: Hand, Hired Hand, Hired Man
Derivative terms: Groom

Definition of Ostler

1. n. See Hostler.

Definition of Ostler

1. Noun. A person employed at an inn, hostelry, or stable to look after horses; a groom ¹

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Definition of Ostler

1. hostler [n -S] - See also: hostler

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostler

ostium pyloricum
ostium secundum
ostium trunci pulmonalis
ostium tympanicum tubae auditivae
ostium ureteris
ostium urethrae internum
ostium uteri internum
ostium uterinum tubae
ostium venae cavae inferioris
ostium venae cavae superioris
ostium venosum cordis
ostler (current term)

Literary usage of Ostler

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1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1874)
"Dick the ostler mounts to Ihe driving-box. I stand up, holding on to the ... Happy Thought (which I keep to myself became it would be lost on Ihe ostler). ..."

2. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell (1904)
"THE OLD ostler AFTER this, it was decided by my master and mistress to pay a ... The head ostler was a pleasant, active little man, with a crooked leg, ..."

3. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1846)
"WILLIAM ostler. He was one of " the Children of the Queen's Chapel" in 1601, ... when ostler is introduced as a " principal comedian " in " The Alchemist. ..."

4. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1905)
"He also objected that the warrant was defective, because it did not show on the face of it that the Commissioners and Mr. ostler had been unable to come to ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"ostler played women's parts, whence Gilford assumes that the character he ... Collier assumes that ostler was drafted into the King's players before 1604, ..."

6. The Romany Rye: A Sequel to Lavengro by George Henry Borrow (1872)
"ostler at a public-house, indeed ! why, you would not compare a berth at a place like that with the situation of ostler at my inn, the first road-house in ..."

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