ˈ(h)äsliŋ sometimes ˈhəs-
plural -s
: the act or process of handling a locomotive between runs that includes taking it to the enginehouse and delivering it to the road crew

Word History


perhaps alteration of hosteling, gerund of hostel entry 2

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“Hostling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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