One who is employed to tend horses, especially at an inn.(noun)
One who services a large vehicle or engine, such as a locomotive.(noun)
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Use "hostler" in a sentence
"The antiquary, that is, the hostler of the posthouse at Spoleto, tells you that his town repulsed the victorious enemy, and shows you the gate still called _Porta di"
"As he dismounted, a hostler came out of the stable across the street"
"He paid the bill, watched as the hostler saddled his mount, and then rode out"