Definition and Meanings for hostler
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Etymology of hostler
Meaning of hostler
- an innkeeper. [obs.] see hosteler.
- the person who has the care of horses at an inn or stable; hence, any one who takes care of horses; a groom; -- so called because the innkeeper formerly attended to this duty in person.
- the person who takes charge of a locomotive when it is left by the engineer after a trip.