quar·​ry·​man ˈkwȯr-ē-mən How to pronounce quarryman (audio)

Examples of quarryman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in order to cut 2.6 million cubic meters of stone in 20 years, the project would have required about 1,500 quarrymen working 300 days a year and producing 0.25 cubic meter of stone per capita. IEEE Spectrum, 27 May 2020 The remains of any living creatures were crushed and compressed, producing the limestone sold by a long line of local quarrymen that is ending with Bromberek. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 An old quarryman came to talk to us. New York Times, 19 Apr. 2022 Howard Louis Poe Sr., who was known as Buddy, was the son of William Howard Poe, a quarryman, who worked at the Campbell Quarry in Cockeysville, and his wife, Isabelle Howard Poe, a homemaker, was born and raised in Cockeysville. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 26 Dec. 2021 The quarryman offered to drive us in his old truck around some of the dirt roads that were the only points of access to this part of the island. New York Times, 19 Apr. 2022 This rectangular building, preserved for special events by the Temecula Creek Inn, was a mess hall for local quarrymen in the 19th century. Logan Jenkins, sandiegouniontribune.com, 9 June 2017 When the original Neanderthal skull with the heavy brow and thick bones was found by quarrymen in Germany’s Neander Valley in 1856, British geologist William King interpreted them along the lines of phrenology and scientific racism. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 23 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quarryman was in the 15th century

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“Quarryman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarryman. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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