Examples of wreckage in a Sentence
Workers sifted through the wreckage of the building, searching for bodies.
They cleared the wreckage from the track.
Recent Examples of wreckage from the Web
The valet had to be cut free from the wreckage but wasn't hurt and was sent home to rest, said Camilla Cooper, a spokeswoman from the Hyatt Regency hotel in central Sydney.
Sheriff’s and aviation investigators are still working to recover three victims from the wreckage of a plane that crashed into Vulcan Mountain near Julian, sparking a 12-acre brush fire, officials said Monday.
The monument will include a nine-foot-long piece of steel that was pulled from the wreckage of the north tower during the cleanup following the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Eric Weiss says national forest personnel found the wreckage Wednesday near St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula.
The foundation for the 2026 bid was built in the wreckage of a similar effort in 2010, when 14 of 22 members of FIFA’s executive committee rejected a U.S. bid and awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a tiny desert emirate with no soccer tradition.
The Jayhawk crew found the wreckage at about 9 p.m. that day, the report says.
In the wreckage, the officers who had set the trap for the southwest's Public Enemy No. 1 and the Parker woman, found both bodies riddled with bullets.
Most of the deaths occurred when wind and falling trees caused buildings to collapse, leaving people buried in the wreckage.
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WRECKAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wreckage for English Language Learners
: the broken parts of a vehicle, building, etc., that has been badly damaged or destroyed
WRECKAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of wreckage for Students
- I therefore set out … to search for whatever wreckage the waves had washed ashore.
- —Scott O'Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins
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