livery stable


: a stable where horses and vehicles are kept for hire and where stabling is provided

called also livery barn

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And, by 1980, the old livery stable’s approximate location was now serving passengers on the Baltimore Metro subway. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 3 Sep. 2022 There's even a historic livery stable from the 1870s, located just downhill from the Lodge, a relic from the 10-mile-long, 7,000-acre precipice's former life as a livestock ranch and timber operation. Leilani Marie Labong, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2022 In the past, the brewery's space was home to a livery stable, tire company, garage, and a warehouse that the couple sold construction materials out of, Chris said. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Dec. 2021 Based out of a former livery stable from the 1800s, this local favorite took on its current form in the 1970s, serving up tasty pub fare and ample amounts of craft beer and cocktails to thirsty patrons. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Wagoner also owned a livery stable, where Ford took his first job as a free man. Alex Knapp, Forbes, 8 May 2021 Only a few years after the injury Gage began working in a New Hampshire livery stable, then moved to Chile to work as a stagecoach driver for seven years. Tim Requarth, Longreads, 22 Oct. 2019 Across metro areas, governments were trying to ease the war between livery stable keepers and automobile owners. oregonlive, 17 Oct. 2019 Property owners subdivided their lots, and up went commercial buildings, including livery stables, barns, warehouses, tin shops and sheds, said Kim Prothro Williams, an architectural historian in the District’s Historic Preservation Office. John Kelly, Washington Post, 9 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of livery stable was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Livery stable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

livery stable


: a stable where horses and vehicles are kept for hire and where horses may be stabled
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