wrecking car

noun Railroads.

a car that is equipped as a wrecker.Compare wrecker(def 2).

Origin of wrecking car

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for wrecking car

  • "If you will take a bit of help from an outsider, I think we needn't wait for the wrecking-car," he said to the dubious trainmen.

    A Fool For Love|Francis Lynde