from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of hostelry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete See hostelry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete hostelry


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word ostlery.


  • Past the ostlery was the long grain exchange building.

    The White Order Modesitt, L. E. 1998

  • The artisans 'shops around the square gave way to a line of larger structures-an ostlery, then a long building without a sign of any sort, although two carriages waited by the mounting blocks outside the arched doorway.

    The White Order Modesitt, L. E. 1998

  • Cerryl turned down the avenue, past the inn, and the smell of fresh-baked bread, and past the ostlery beside it, and the faint scent of hay brought in from somewhere and stacked in bales beside the stable door.

    The White Order Modesitt, L. E. 1998


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.