[ os-ler ]

  1. a variant of hostler.

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How to use ostler in a sentence

  • When the rig stopped she went to the door, where the ostler stood with a lantern, and caught her breath as Wilkinson got down.

    The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
  • "Quick with that horse," Rupert said to the ostler; and seeing to the other, they were in the yard as soon as the marquis came up.

    The Cornet of Horse | G. A. Henty

British Dictionary definitions for ostler



/ (ˈɒslə) /

  1. archaic a stableman, esp one at an inn

Origin of ostler

C15: variant of hostler, from hostel

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