There are 2 main translations of quarry in Spanish

: quarry1quarry2

quarry1

cantera, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈkwɑri//ˈkwɔri//ˈkwɒri/

noun

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    (excavation)
    cantera feminine
    • In recent years the area surrounding the original mine has been developed as a quarry for crushed stone.
    • He was a crack skier and mountaineer, whose strength had been built up breaking up stones in a limestone quarry during the war.
    • The materials extracted from the quarries contain large quantities of fibrous amphiboles; these materials are used widely in the local building industry.
    • Two stones at the quarry in 1884 weighed eighteen tons each.
    • The locality was described then as ‘being too rugged and is a quarry for a fine stone similar to that of Portland; there are also limestone quarries and a slate quarry’.
    • The haul road will be used to ferry materials from the quarry to the beach for the construction of the breakwaters and related marine infrastructure.
    • Tarmac Northern Limted, which owns the quarry near Helwith Bridge, is seeking planning permission to extend its workings to the west of the existing site.
    • However, none of the stone taken from a quarry near Tadcaster used to construct Clifford's Tower has ever contained iron oxide.
    • He said: ‘We are only importing material into the quarry to restore it.’
    • By day he was working in a limestone quarry, carrying buckets of stones on a yoke.
    • The owner objected that he was there first, indeed that stone from his quarry had built the foundations of the houses.
    • The whole philosophy of a stone quarry is to leverage out a wholesome material, free of cracks and other faults.
    • Gravel pits, marl pits and stone quarries were also an early source of freight tonnage as was cement.
    • Further uphill is the planter's house, transformed into an interpretation centre built on the remains of a stone quarry discovered in 1966.
    • It's a deep gorge carved out years ago to drain the limestone quarry into Lake Michigan.
    • The operators want to dig deeper seams within the quarry - up to 15 metres below the existing level.
    • Three years after an Environment Court judge ordered a Pauatahanui quarry closed its owners are seeking to reopen it.
    • The materials extracted from the quarries - used widely in the local building industry - contained large quantities of fibrous amphiboles.
    • The Castle's gardens lie in a dramatic ravine which was once a quarry, and are particularly pretty in autumn.
    • Stancliffe Stone wants to re-open the quarries to extract the high-quality sandstone they contain.

transitive verb

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    (slate/stone) extraer
    (land/hillside) abrir una cantera en
    to quarry sth for sth
    • the area has been quarried for quartz se han abierto canteras en la zona para extraer cuarzo

    de una cantera


intransitive verb

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    to quarry for sth
    • they're quarrying for marble han abierto una cantera para extraer mármol
    • he's still quarrying for information sigue recabando información

There are 2 main translations of quarry in Spanish

: quarry1quarry2

quarry2

presa, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈkwɑri//ˈkwɔri//ˈkwɒri/

noun

  • 1

    (prey)
    presa feminine
    • At first the breed was known as the Lhasa terrier, though it is not and never was an earth dog, i.e., one that pursues its quarry underground.
    • Shown in cave paintings in France and Spain, these were a favourite quarry of Palaeolithic hunters, and were eventually hunted to extinction.
    • Sheltered from the highway, on this trail, the footprint of a doe could still be seen, as when the locals pursued their quarry a thousand years ago.
    • Yet, he was a skilled bear killer, and the shared proficiency of hunter and quarry added another level of compulsion to the stories.
    • The final gunshot strands the hunter and his quarry on opposing sides of mortality.
    • The overall aim of our work was to measure the size of the hunting economy and to see what would happen if hunting live quarry with dogs were to be banned.
    • The ethical basis of all field sports is the same, be it hunting, shooting or fishing, in each case the quarry will be edible or a pest or perhaps, both.
    • Numerous small packs of hounds were kept by people in all walks of life, as they rambled through the countryside pursuing their quarry.
    • In Drag Hunting, a pack of hounds follows a scent laid by a human rather than pursuing a live quarry.
    • Judging by the behaviour of birds, monkeys and deer, our quarry was certainly out there, probably sitting in the long grass and smiling to himself at human folly.
    • Yet, that's about how long falconry - the sport of flying birds of prey at wild quarry - has been around.
    • Moreover, hunting is not a natural encounter between predator and quarry because, unlike animals, humans are responsible for their actions.
    • Pike fishing is a sport which attracts growing numbers of anglers, who pursue their quarry with a grim determination and will travel hundreds of miles to catch a record-sized fish.
    • Thorn's tracker knew when his quarry became the hunter.
    • One North Dakota émigré actually ‘rode the hounds’ with wolves rather than foxes as his quarry.
    • They had the ability to remorselessly pursue their quarry at a relentless pace, regardless of the mid-day sun.
    • Secondly, a fox is not a recognised quarry for a bird of prey.
    • Hunters, unlike their quarry, have been slow to adapt to the new conditions.
    • Thus the bracketing of hull and basketwork trap also instils notions of the fisherman and his catch, the hunter and his quarry, the slayer and the slain.
    • That behavior really is an act, since the animal is easy quarry.