quarry - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] a place where stone is dug out of the ground. A place where coal or minerals are dug out of the ground is called a mine

    a slate/limestone quarry

  2. 2
    [singular] formal a person or animal that someone is trying to find or catch

    Wolves often pursue their quarry for up to three miles before attacking them.