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quarryman

[kwawr-ee-muh n, kwor-]
noun, plural quar·ry·men.
  1. a person who quarries stone; quarrier.
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Origin of quarryman

First recorded in 1605–15; quarry1 + -man
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Examples from the Web for quarryman

Historical Examples of quarryman

  • This was Evan Peters, the quarryman, and I glanced at him very suspiciously.

    George Bowring - A Tale Of Cader Idris

    R. D. Blackmore

  • Thou didst act with her like a quarryman from the Alban Hills.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • The quarryman offered to guide him, and declared that he would find Peter there.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

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

    An Old English Home

    S. Baring-Gould

  • The quarryman staggered back, and I had just time to spring to his aid.

    An Old English Home

    S. Baring-Gould


British Dictionary definitions for quarryman

quarryman

noun plural -men
  1. a man who works in or manages a quarry
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Word Origin and History for quarryman

n.

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

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