variant of hostler

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ostler — is a surname, and may refer to: Blake Ostler, American attorney Gordon Ostlere, English surgeon and anaesthetist Nicholas Ostler, British linguist William Ostler, English actor (died 1614) The word itself is synonymous to stableman and is also… …   Wikipedia

  • Ostler — Ost ler, n. See {Hostler}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ostler — late 14c., phonetic spelling of hostler (see HOTEL (Cf. hotel)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ostler — (also hostler) ► NOUN historical ▪ a man employed at an inn to look after customers horses. ORIGIN Old French hostelier innkeeper , from hostel (see HOSTEL(Cf. ↑hostel)) …   English terms dictionary

  • ostler — [äs′lər] n. [ME osterlere, var. of hostelere: see HOSTLER] HOSTLER (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Ostler — Der Begriff Ostler bezeichnet: umgangssprachlich einen Bürger der DDR Ostler ist außerdem der Familienname folgender Personen: Andreas Ostler (1921–1988), deutscher Bobfahrer, Olympiasieger Fritz Ostler (1907–1999), deutscher Rechtsanwalt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ostler —    ‘What, ostler!’ calls a carrier, arriving at an inn in Shakespeare’s Henry the Fourth Part One (2:i). ‘Ostler, bring round my gig,’ says a man in Vanity Fair, by William Thackeray. For several centuries an ostler would thus have been summoned… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • Ostler — This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is from an occupational name for an inn keeper, derived from the Middle English (1200 1500) (h)osteler , similar to the Old French (h)ostelier , an agent derivative of hostel,… …   Surnames reference

  • ostler — /os leuhr/, n. hostler. * * * …   Universalium

  • ostler — noun /ˈɒslə,ˈɑːslɚ/ A person employed at an inn, hostelry, or stable to look after horses; a groom Syn: groom …   Wiktionary

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