One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A girl or woman employed in a stable.
stable hand, stableman, stable lad, stable boyView synonyms
- ‘And there was tragedy when Rebecca Davies, a stable girl with James Given, was killed in an accident on the gallops.’
- ‘However, the maid phase had worn out quickly… only because she had fallen in love with her horse-riding coach and wanted to become a stable girl.’
- ‘That love of horses resulted in her leaving home at 16 to work as a stable girl for top English trainer John Dunlop at Arundel.’
- ‘Fourteen-year-old Moonlight Quest, affectionately known to the stable girls as Ben, is almost blind in one eye and would not make a good mount.’
- ‘Pitman earned the nickname the ‘First Lady of Racing’ as she rose from stable girl to become the only woman to train winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National.’
- ‘She began to climb up the soft slope that lead up to the main house, the old English house in which she was employed as the stable girl.’
- ‘One of the many delights of the increasingly eccentric Midsomer Murders is the presence of wonderful actors doing bit parts as country squires and stable girls.’
- ‘Another stable girl, Hannah Nelson, said: ‘The horse did a full double-barrelled kick.’’
- ‘The animal was discovered at about 4.45 pm on Saturday by a stable girl who was bringing other horses in for the night.’
stable girl/ˈstābəl ˌɡərl/
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