Definition of quarry tile in English:

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quarry tile

noun

An unglazed floor tile, typically of a reddish-brown color.
Example sentences
  • Also off the kitchen is a bright conservatory which has a floor of quarry tiles, and French doors out to the back garden.
  • The quarry tiles on the floor and the face brick pillars are a fine background for the ‘country kitchen’ effect.
  • At the back of the hall, the kitchen has quarry tiles on the floor, hand-crafted oak units, granite worktops, a tiled splashback and a double Belfast sink unit.

Derivatives

quarry-tiled

adjective
Example sentences
  • Customers sit on hard wooden benches in her unadorned quarry-tiled front room.
  • A quarry-tiled rear hall leads through to a small breakfast room with cast iron fireplace.
  • The stained glass front door, opens to a quarry-tiled hallway with cream walls, a dado rail and ceiling coving.

Origin

Early 20th century: from quarry3 + tile.

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