wrecking car

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noun Railroads.

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

Nearby words

  1. wrecker's ball,
  2. wreckfish,
  3. wreckful,
  4. wrecking,
  5. wrecking bar,
  6. wrecking crane,
  7. wrekin,
  8. wren,
  9. wren, christopher,
  10. wren, sir christopher

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