livery stable

noun

Definition of livery stable

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

called also livery barn

Examples of livery stable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Final Five Percent," 22 Oct. 2019 Across metro areas, governments were trying to ease the war between livery stable keepers and automobile owners. oregonlive, "The secrets of your garage: The crazy history of Portland’s car shelters," 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, "The District’s alleys were once grim slums. A few were reborn as hip destinations.," 9 June 2019 The town includes a museum, LuLu's Bordello, a church, livery stables, a reptile exhibit and a mystery shack where objects seemingly defy gravity. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Summer in Arizona: Locals share 100 fun ways to survive the 100-degree heat in Phoenix," 1 July 2019 The building that houses the temple started life as a livery stable but was gutted by fire in 1913. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "What’s behind ’60s-era paneling at El Korah Shrine? A ballroom’s worth of ’20s art.," 12 July 2018 The building was a livery stable back in the 1800s. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These rooftop bars and restaurants will help you live your best summer," 18 June 2018 The 1890 building has been used as a blacksmith shop, a livery stable, a lunchroom, a county health department and the dry cleaner. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Restaurant headed for old downtown Sanford jail," 9 Apr. 2018 Boise's livery stable owner caught the wagon between Emmett and Horseshoe Bend. idahostatesman, "About Us: 150 Years of News and Change | Idaho Statesman," 1 Aug. 2015

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First Known Use of livery stable

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Livery stable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/livery%20stable. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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