quarryman

[ kwawr-ee-muh n, kwor- ]
/ ˈkwɔr i mən, ˈkwɒr- /
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noun, plural quar·ry·men.

a person who quarries stone; quarrier.

Nearby words

  1. quarrier,
  2. quarry,
  3. quarry tile,
  4. quarry-faced,
  5. quarrying,
  6. quart,
  7. quart major,
  8. quart minor,
  9. quart.,
  10. quartan

Origin of quarryman

First recorded in 1605–15; quarry1 + -man

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British Dictionary definitions for quarryman

quarryman

/ (ˈkwɒrɪmən) /

noun plural -men

a man who works in or manages a quarry
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Word Origin and History for quarryman

quarryman

n.

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

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