Definition of quarrying noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quarrying

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkwɒriɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːriɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈkwɑːriɪŋ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the business or activity of taking stone, etc. out of a quarry (1) There has been quarrying in the area for centuries.

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