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 crash trapped the occupants inside their vehicles and emergency workers used special extrication tools to cut them out from the wreckage, officials said.
The unidentified officer was pulled from the wreckage and the officer’s condition later was upgraded to stable.
His family, friends and colleagues are left now to sift through this bizarro wreckage —
His family, friends and colleagues are left now to sift through this bizarro wreckage —Rich was, as one friend told me, unlucky twice.
The plan was for Trump to make a speech to dedicate the September 11 and Article 5 monument, which consists of a piece of the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
His fellow crew members found him in the wreckage, unconscious and bleeding from the ears.
The bulk of the wreckage was hauled away by North Vietnamese authorities.
Crews are currently combing the Kamchatka Peninsula for the wreckage, so that engineers can confirm that the spacecraft failed to separate from the launch rocket.
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First Known Use of wreckage
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
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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