livery stable

  1. a stable where horses and vehicles are cared for or rented out for pay.

Origin of livery stable

First recorded in 1695–1705

Words Nearby livery stable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use livery stable in a sentence

  • For thirty bucks, you could have had a whole livery stable.

  • She hired a rig of a livery-stable keeper, who said he could not possibly take her beyond the Indian agency.

    Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
  • She found a livery-stable, and asked the proprietor, lounging in the entrance, if he could send her to the foot of her bluff.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • I get up befure daylight an' thramp over to th' Timple iv Freedom, which is also th' office iv a livery stable.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • So had the neat, single brougham, hired from a livery-stable.

    Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
  • On his way to the livery stable after his horse, Wade did some rapid thinking.

    Hidden Gold | Wilder Anthony

British Dictionary definitions for livery stable

livery stable

  1. a stable where horses are accommodated and from which they may be hired out

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