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Noun

stables
  1. Plural of stable

Extensive Definition

A stable is a building in which livestock, especially horses, are kept. It most commonly means a building that is divided into separate stalls for individual animals. There are many different types of stables in use today such as the American barn which is a large barn with a door each end and individual stalls inside or free standing stables with the classic top and bottom opening doors.
Historically, the headquarters of a unit of cavalry rather than just their horses' accommodation, would be called a stable.
Used metaphorically from this origin, a stable is a collection of people (e.g. professional wrestlers) working under a single manager or animals kept by one owner.
stables in Arabic: اسطبل
stables in Bengali: আস্তাবল
stables in Bosnian: Ergela
stables in German: Marstall
stables in Spanish: Establo
stables in French: étable (ferme)
stables in Italian: Stalla
stables in Hebrew: אורווה
stables in Narom: Établle
stables in Polish: Stajnia
stables in Portuguese: Estábulo
stables in Russian: Конюшня
stables in Sicilian: Stadda
stables in Finnish: Talli (kotieläintalous)
stables in Swedish: Stall
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