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[hos-ler, os-ler] /ˈhɒs lər, ˈɒs lər/

a person who takes care of horses, especially at an inn.
an employee who moves and services trains, buses, or other vehicles after their regular runs or who does the maintenance work on large machines.
another name (esp Brit) for ostler

late 14c., “one who tends to horses at an inn,” also, occasionally, “innkeeper,” from Anglo-French hostiler, Old French hostelier “innkeeper, steward” (12c., Modern French hôtelier), from Medieval Latin hostilarius “the monk who entertains guests at a monastery,” from hospitale “inn” (see hospital). See also ostler.


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