wrack

14 ENTRIES FOUND:

1wrack

noun \ˈrak\

Definition of WRACK

1
a :  a wrecked ship
b :  wreckage
c :  wreck
d dialect :  the violent destruction of a structure, machine, or vehicle
2
a :  marine vegetation; especially :  kelp
b :  dried seaweeds

Origin of WRACK

Middle English wrak, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German; akin to Old English wræc something driven by the sea
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

2wrack

noun

Definition of WRACK

2
:  a remnant of something destroyed

Origin of WRACK

Middle English, from Old English wræc misery, punishment, something driven by the sea; akin to Old English wrecan to drive, punish — more at wreak
First Known Use: 14th century

3wrack

transitive verb

Definition of WRACK

:  to utterly ruin :  wreck

First Known Use of WRACK

1562

4wrack

verb

Definition of WRACK

:  4rack

Origin of WRACK

by alteration
First Known Use: circa 1555

5wrack

noun

Definition of WRACK

:  3rack 2

First Known Use of WRACK

1591

6wrack

noun

Definition of WRACK

:  1rack

First Known Use of WRACK

1794

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

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