: one who takes care of horses or mules
: one who moves locomotives in and out of a roundhouse
also : one who services locomotives
Recent Examples on the Web More than halfway through the film, Manny and Buck discover a formerly napping hostler, Sara. —David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Apr. 2021 Harris, who had worked as a hostler for the county sheriff, was arrested a short time later and taken to the jail on Main Street in Bel Air. —David Anderson, The Aegis, 16 May 2017
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