[stey-buh l-muh n, -man]

noun, plural sta·ble·men [stey-buh l-muh n, -men] /ˈsteɪ bəl mən, -ˌmɛn/.

a person who works in a stable.

Origin of stableman

First recorded in 1720–30; stable1 + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stableman

Historical Examples of stableman

  • 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.

  • 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