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Definition of "livery stable" [liv•er•y sta•ble]

  • A stable that boards horses and keeps horses and carriages for hire. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "livery stable" in a sentence
  • "While the preachers were showering praises on Chaplain Allensworth, the livery stable people were heaping"
  • "The women didn't own the farm's two stallions (they belonged to syndicates) nor any of the mares: Windward Stud was a cross between a livery stable and a maternity ward."
  • "I belonged to a man who keeps a livery stable here in Fairport, and he used to hire me out shooting parties."