Difference between revisions of "Hostler"

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1. An innkeeper. 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. The [[person]] who [[takes]] [[charge]] of a [[locomotive]] when it is [[left]] by the engineer after a [[trip]].
Origin: [[oe]]. [[Hosteler]], osteler, innkeeper, OF. Hostelier, [[f]]. Hotelier. See [[hostel]], and [[cf]]. Hospitaler, [[hosteler]].

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