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HOSTLER

1. An innkeeper. See Hosteler. 2. The face 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. 3. The face who takes charge of a locomotive when it is left by the engineer after a trip. Origin: OE. Hosteler, osteler, innkeeper, OF. Hostelier, F. Hotelier. See Hostel, and cf. Hospitaler, Hosteler. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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