One who causes a wreck, as by false lights, and the like. [1913 Webster]
One who searches fro, or works upon, the wrecks of vessels, etc. Specifically: (a) One who visits a wreck for the purpose of plunder. (b) One who is employed in saving property or lives from a wrecked vessel, or in saving the vessel; as, the wreckers of Key West. [1913 Webster]
A vessel employed by wreckers. [1913 Webster]
1 someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
3 a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones) [syn: tow truck, tow car]
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Etymologyderived from the verb to wreck - one who wrecks.
- Rhymes: -ɛkə(r)
- A person or company that dismantles old or wrecked vehicles or other items, to reclaim useful parts. (Australia)
- One who breaks up situations, events - (home wrecker, marriage wrecker, party wrecker)
- A tow truck.
- A mooncusser.
- In the Soviet Union, someone accused of the formal charge of wrecking, that is, undermining the state in intangible ways.
person or company that dismantles old or wrecked vehicles or other items, to reclaim useful parts
one who breaks up situations, events
- Finnish: hinausauto
The Wrecker, wrecker or wrecking may refer to:
- Wrecking (shipwreck) is the practice of taking valuables from a shipwreck which has foundered near or close to shore
- Wrecker (comics) is a Marvel Comics supervillain
- Wrecking (Soviet crime) was a crime of industrial or economic sabotage
- The Wreckers are a sub-team of Autobots in the fictional Transformers Universe
- The Wreckers are a musical country duo
- The Wrecker (novel), written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne in 1892 about a shipwreck.
- The Wrecker (play), written by Arnold Ridley in 1924.
- Wrecking, a synonym for demolition