wrecker

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noun wreck·er \ˈre-kər\

Definition of wrecker

  1. 1a :  one that searches for or works on the wrecks of ships (as for rescue or for plunder)b :  tow truck

  2. 2 :  one that wrecks; especially :  one whose work is the demolition of buildings

1693

First Known Use of wrecker

1693


WRECKER Defined for English Language Learners

wrecker

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noun wreck·er \ˈre-kər\

Definition of wrecker for English Language Learners

  • : a truck that takes away cars that are damaged or not working

  • : someone or something that destroys something


WRECKER Defined for Kids

wrecker

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noun wreck·er \ˈre-kər\

Definition of wrecker for Students

  1. 1 :  a truck for removing wrecked or broken-down vehicles

  2. 2 :  a person who wrecks something



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