quarrier


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quar·ry 1

 (kwôr′ē, kwŏr′ē)
n. pl. quar·ries
1.
a. A hunted animal; prey.
b. Hunted animals considered as a group; game.
2. An object of pursuit: The police lost their quarry in the crowd.

[Middle English querre, entrails of a deer given to hounds as a reward, from Old French cuiriee, alteration (influenced by cuir, skin) of coree, from Vulgar Latin *corāta, viscera, from Latin cor, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

quar·ry 2

 (kwôr′ē, kwŏr′ē)
n. pl. quar·ries
1. An open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained by digging, cutting, or blasting.
2. A rich or productive source: found the book an indispensable quarry of information.
tr.v. quar·ried, quar·ry·ing, quar·ries
1. To obtain (stone) from a quarry, as by cutting, digging, or blasting.
2. To extract (facts, for example) by long, careful searching: finally quarried out the genealogy from hundreds of sources.
3. To use (land) as a quarry.

[Middle English quarey, from Medieval Latin quareria, quareia, alteration of Old French quarriere, from *quarre, cut stone, from Latin quadrum, square; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

quar′ri·er n.

quar·ry 3

 (kwôr′ē, kwŏr′ē)
n. pl. quar·ries
1. A square or diamond shape.
2. A pane of glass having this shape.

[Variant of quarrel.]

quarrier

(ˈkwɒrɪə)
n
1. (Professions) another word for quarryman
2. (Mining & Quarrying) another word for quarryman

quar•ri•er

(ˈkwɔr i ər, ˈkwɒr-)

n.
a person who quarries stone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quarrier - a man who works in a quarry
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
breaker, ledgeman - a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone
cutter, stonecutter - someone who cuts or carves stone
Translations

quarrier

[ˈkwɒrɪəʳ] Ncantero m
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