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 The second floor of the livery stable was used as a boarding house for Black people. Ashley Ahn, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2024 Gus Thompson owned and operated a livery stable and boarding house on the property. Lynda Lin Grigsby, NBC News, 6 Mar. 2024 Over a few years livery stables were replaced by gasoline stations and with Henry Ford’s assembly lines even the hard-working blue-collar family could afford an automobile. Jeff Hewitt, Orange County Register, 11 Feb. 2024 The place smells of leather, like a livery stable. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Sep. 2021 Swedish past can be experienced during a stroll through Heritage Square, a downtown grouping of seven historic structures, including a livery stable, wooden windmill and the Swedish Pavilion, which was brought over from Sweden and first displayed in St. Louis during the 1904 World’s Fair. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Aug. 2020 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

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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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“Livery stable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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livery stable

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