hostlership

hostler

[hos-ler, os-ler]
noun
1.
a person who takes care of horses, especially at an inn.
2.
an employee who moves and services trains, buses, or other vehicles after their regular runs or who does the maintenance work on large machines.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; variant of hosteler

hostlership, noun
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hostler (ˈɒslə)
 
n
another name (esp Brit) for ostler

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hostler
late 14c., "one who tends to horses at an inn," also, occasionally, "innkeeper," from Anglo-Fr. hostiler, from M.L. hostilarius "the monk who entertains guests at a monastery," from hospitale "inn" (see hospital). See also ostler.
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