wrecking ball

noun

Definition of wrecking ball

:a heavy iron or steel ball swung or dropped by a derrick to demolish old buildings called also wrecker's ball

First Known Use of wrecking ball

1947


WRECKING BALL Defined for English Language Learners

wrecking ball

noun

Definition of wrecking ball for English Language Learners

  • : a large, heavy ball that is used to knock down buildings


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