feminine noun
1. (mining) 
a. quarry 
Se extraen varias toneladas de granito de la cantera todos los años.Several tons of granite are extracted every year from the quarry.
2. (figurative) (reservoir of talent) 
a. source 
Este grupo de teatro es una cantera de grandes actores.This theater group is a source of great actors.
b. reserve of young players (sports) 
España tiene una buena cantera.Spain has a good reserve of young players.
c. pool of young players (sports) 
La cantera de jugadores argentinos es una de las más prolíficas.Argentina's pool of young players is one of the most prolific.
1. (de piedra) 
a. quarry 
2. (de jóvenes promesas) 
a. young blood 
un jugador de la canteraa home-grown o local player
1 (Minería) quarry; pit
cantera de arena sandpit
cantera de piedra stone quarry
2 [de artistas etc] source; (Dep) reserve of young players
Escocia es una cantera de grandes futbolistas Scotland produces many talented footballers
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