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wreckage

noun wreck·age \ˈre-kij\

: the broken parts of a vehicle, building, etc., that has been badly damaged or destroyed

Full Definition of WRECKAGE

1
:  the act of wrecking :  the state of being wrecked
2
a :  something that has been wrecked
b :  broken and disordered parts or material from something wrecked

Examples of WRECKAGE

  1. Workers sifted through the wreckage of the building, searching for bodies.
  2. They cleared the wreckage from the track.

First Known Use of WRECKAGE

1837
WRECKAGE Defined for Kids

wreckage

noun wreck·age \ˈre-kij\

Definition of WRECKAGE for Kids

1
:  the remains of a wreck <I therefore set out … to search for whatever wreckage the waves had washed ashore. — Scott O'Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins>
2
:  the act of wrecking :  the state of being wrecked

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