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.
Piedmont Stables may have to close Park District says number of users doesn't justify upkeep, repairs at public expense
Mar 03, 2003; OAKLAND -- A dimly lighted room at Piedmont stables off Redwood Road replaces the large living room of times past, where...
Stable value and financial advice in DC plans: are they compatible? (Retirement).(defined contribution)(Brief Article)
Mar 22, 2001; Today, many people debate whether defined contribution plan sponsors should offer financial advice to participants. A consensus...