livery stable


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 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 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, 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, 12 July 2018 The building was a livery stable back in the 1800s. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of livery stable

1839, in the meaning defined above

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7 Sep 2021

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“Livery stable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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