quarryman

noun
quar·​ry·​man | \ ˈkwȯr-ē-mən How to pronounce quarryman (audio) , ˈkwär- \

Definition of quarryman

Examples of quarryman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'quarryman.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of quarryman

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About quarryman

Time Traveler for quarryman

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for quarryman

Cite this Entry

“Quarryman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarryman. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!