- a stable where horses and vehicles are cared for or rented out for pay.
Origin of livery stable
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for livery stable
Outside the front door the livery-stable man was holding the horses.The Hound From The North
"Guess Jim's turned in at some ranch," came the word from the livery-stable.
It was an inquiry from the livery-stable for Mr. Stephen Burns.
So had the neat, single brougham, hired from a livery-stable.Mary Gray
The livery-stable keeper wants a boy, but he must know all about horses.Randy of the River
Horatio Alger Jr.
- a stable where horses are accommodated and from which they may be hired out
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