hostling

noun
hos·​tling | \ ˈ(h)äsliŋ sometimes ˈhəs- \
plural -s

Definition of hostling

: the act or process of handling a locomotive between runs that includes taking it to the enginehouse and delivering it to the road crew

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History and Etymology for hostling

perhaps alteration of hosteling, gerund of hostel entry 2

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“Hostling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hostling. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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