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quarry tile

noun
1.
a machine-made, unglazed, ceramic floor tile.
Also called promenade tile.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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Examples for quarry tile
  • Replace quarry tile flooring and repaint paintable finishes.
  • Oak and quarry tile were used extensively throughout the building.
  • Stairs have marble treads and there is quarry tile in the hallways and tongue-and-groove hardwood on other floors.
British Dictionary definitions for quarry tile

quarry tile

noun
1.
a square or diamond-shaped unglazed floor tile
Word Origin
C20: from quarry³
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