Sense: 1
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: quarriere, from an unrecorded quarre 'square stone', from Latin quadrum 'square'
Sense: 2
Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: cuiree 'inside parts of a killed animal given to the hunting dogs', probably from Late Latin corata, from Latin cor 'heart'


1 noun
quar‧ry1 plural quarries
1TI [countable] a place where large amounts of stone or sand are dug out of the ground:
a slate quarry
2 [singular]DSO the person or animal that you are hunting or chasing:
Briefly, the hunter and his quarry glared at each other.

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