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[kwawr-ee-muh n, kwor-] /ˈkwɔr i mən, ˈkwɒr-/
noun, plural quarrymen.
a person who quarries stone; quarrier.
Origin of quarryman
First recorded in 1605-15; quarry1 + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The hut of the quarryman is near; in it we shall find Linus, and Lygia, with her faithful servant.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Thou didst act with her like a quarryman from the Alban Hills.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Divining the explanation he waited for footsteps, and in a few moments a quarryman passed him on his journey home.

    The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
  • The quarryman offered to guide him, and declared that he would find Peter there.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Many of the spectators regarded this gloomy vehicle with dismay, but the quarryman and his band redoubled their horrible jokes.

  • The quarryman swung his pasty bag and smote his breast with it.

    An Old English Home S. Baring-Gould
  • Such was the thought of Father d'Aigrigny, as the quarryman rushed upon him.

  • "The poisoner is here, hid in some corner," cried the quarryman.

  • Hardly had the quarryman pronounced these words when the door flew open, and a young and attractive woman entered with a pert air.

  • "We may yet save him," repeated the quarryman, mechanically.

British Dictionary definitions for quarryman


noun (pl) -men
a man who works in or manages a quarry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for quarryman

1610s, from quarry (n.2) + man (n.). Related: Quarrymen.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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