Dutch term – Stal

A stal is a stable. A stalhouder is a stable keeper. Originally this would have been a cattle farmer, but the meaning later changed to somebody who rents out horses and carriages.

horse stable

Horse stables, 1600s. Credits: Cornelis Visscher, collection Rijksmuseum (public domain)

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