wrecker's ball

or wrecking ball


a heavy metal ball swung on a cable from a crane and used in demolition work.

Nearby words

  1. wreathy,
  2. wreck,
  3. wreckage,
  4. wrecked,
  5. wrecker,
  6. wreckfish,
  7. wreckful,
  8. wrecking,
  9. wrecking bar,
  10. wrecking car

Origin of wrecker's ball

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70

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