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wrack

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noun \ˈrak\

Definition of wrack

  1. 1a :  a wrecked shipb :  wreckagec :  wreckd dialect :  the violent destruction of a structure, machine, or vehicle

  2. 2a :  marine vegetation; especially :  kelpb :  dried seaweeds

Origin and Etymology 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


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wrack

noun

Definition of wrack

  1. 1 :  ruin, destruction

  2. 2 :  a remnant of something destroyed

Origin and Etymology 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


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wrack

verb

Definition of wrack

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to utterly ruin :  wreck

1562

First Known Use of wrack

1562


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wrack

verb

Definition of wrack

  1. :  4rack

Origin and Etymology of wrack

by alteration


First Known Use: circa 1555


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wrack

noun

Definition of wrack

  1. :  3rack 2

1591

First Known Use of wrack

1591


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wrack

noun

Definition of wrack

  1. :  1rack

1794

First Known Use of wrack

1794

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