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[stey-buh l-muh n, -man] /ˈsteɪ bəl mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural stablemen
[stey-buh l-muh n, -men] /ˈsteɪ bəl mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a person who works in a stable.
Origin of stableman
First recorded in 1720-30; stable1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The stableman said he had left the wagon a few moments after I had and had been stolen.

  • But there were few, as the stableman had said, to see her so early in the morning.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • Billy, the stableman, and his assistant were awakened, and the teams were hitched up.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • The stableman was there alone; the room where he cooked and slept joined the stable.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • "It's Jack Harkaway," replied a stableman who had seen Jack's drag.

    Jack Harkaway in New York Bracebridge Hemyng
  • It was better than a stableman's, for it paid two dollars a day.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • They reached the stables and left the ponies with the Mexican stableman.

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker
  • The stableman backed off a little, his pasty face writhing with tics.

    The Buttoned Sky Geoff St. Reynard
  • He obtained his request, and was taken on as stableman, to tend the king's horses.

  • How did Keats, son of a stableman, become the sweetest of our sonneteers?

    Toppleton's Client John Kendrick Bangs

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