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[stey-buh l-muh n, -man] /ˈsteɪ bəl mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural stablemen
[stey-buh l-muh n, -men] /ˈsteɪ bəl mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a person who works in a stable.
Origin of stableman
1720-30; stable1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Paul climbed to the driver's seat on the coup, and the stableman leaned over the wheel.

    The Mission of Poubalov Frederick R. (Frederick Russell) Burton
  • The stableman said he had left the wagon a few moments after I had and had been stolen.

  • A stranger looked into the house, followed by Adams, the stableman.

    The Daisy Chain Charlotte Yonge
  • The stableman was there alone; the room where he cooked and slept joined the stable.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • So presently the stableman brought forth the mule, and Robin mounted it and went on his way rejoicing.

  • It was better than a stableman's, for it paid two dollars a day.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • The stableman stood away from Tod's bridle, and the three horses put their necks into their collars like one.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming
  • They reached the stables and left the ponies with the Mexican stableman.

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker
  • "It's Jack Harkaway," replied a stableman who had seen Jack's drag.

    Jack Harkaway in New York Bracebridge Hemyng
  • The stableman backed off a little, his pasty face writhing with tics.

    The Buttoned Sky Geoff St. Reynard

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