wreckage

[ rek-ij ]
/ ˈrɛk ɪdʒ /

noun

act of wrecking; state of being wrecked.
remains or fragments of something that has been wrecked: They searched the wreckage for survivors.

Nearby words

  1. wreathe,
  2. wreathed column,
  3. wreaths,
  4. wreathy,
  5. wreck,
  6. wrecked,
  7. wrecker,
  8. wrecker's ball,
  9. wreckfish,
  10. wreckful

Origin of wreckage

First recorded in 1830–40; wreck + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for wreckage

wreckage

/ (ˈrɛkɪdʒ) /

noun

the act of wrecking or the state of being wrecked; ruin or destruction
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Word Origin and History for wreckage

wreckage

n.

1837, from wreck + -age.

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