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wreck·age

 (rĕk′ĭj)
n.
The debris or remains of something wrecked: the wreckage of a plane crash; flood wreckage.

wreckage

(ˈrɛkɪdʒ)
n
1. same as wreck6
2. the act of wrecking or the state of being wrecked; ruin or destruction

wreck•age

(ˈrɛk ɪdʒ)

n.
1. the act of wrecking, or the state of being wrecked.
2. remains or fragments of something that has been wrecked: They searched the wreckage for survivors.
[1830–40]

Wreckage

 fragments of the remains of shipwrecks or damaged buildings, 1874.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wreckage - the remaining parts of something that has been wrecked; "they searched the wreckage for signs of survivors"
flotsam, jetsam - the floating wreckage of a ship
lagan, lagend, ligan - goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"

wreckage

noun remains, pieces, ruin, fragments, debris, rubble, hulk, wrack Mark was dragged from the burning wreckage of his car.

wreckage

noun
1. An act, instance, or consequence of breaking:
2. The act of destroying or state of being destroyed:
3. The remains of something destroyed, disintegrated, or decayed:
Translations
حُطَامحُطام سَفينَه أو طائِرَه
trosky
vrag
romu
ostaci
flak
残骸
잔해
razbitine
vrakspillror
ซากปรักหักพัง
đống đổ nát

wreckage

[ˈrekɪdʒ] N
1. (= remains) [of ship] → restos mpl de un naufragio, pecios mpl de un naufragio (frm); [of car, aeroplane, train] → restos mpl; [of house, building] → escombros mpl, ruinas fpl
2. (= act) [of ship] → naufragio m (fig) → naufragio m, ruina f, destrucción f

wreckage

[ˈrɛkɪdʒ] n [plane, car, ship] → épave f; [building] → décombres mpl

wreckage

n (lit, fig: = remains) → Trümmer pl; (of ship also)Wrackteile pl; (washed ashore) → Strandgut nt; (of house, town)Ruinen pl

wreckage

[ˈrɛkɪdʒ] n (of ship) → relitto; (of car) → rottami mpl; (of building) → macerie fpl

wreck

(rek) noun
1. a very badly damaged ship. The divers found a wreck on the sea-bed.
2. something in a very bad condition. an old wreck of a car; I feel a wreck after cleaning the house.
3. the destruction of a ship at sea. The wreck of the Royal George.
verb
to destroy or damage very badly. The ship was wrecked on rocks in a storm; My son has wrecked my car; You have wrecked my plans.
ˈwreckage (-kidʒ) noun
the remains of something wrecked. After the accident, the wreckage (of the cars) was removed from the motorway.

wreckage

حُطَام trosky vrag Trümmer συντρίμμια escombros romu décombres ostaci rottami 残骸 잔해 wrak vrakrester szczątki destroços, escombros обломки после катастрофы vrakspillror ซากปรักหักพัง enkaz đống đổ nát 残骸
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The mountain formed the seaward boundary of a large island, and the narrow strip of rocky shore upon which we stood was strewn with the wreckage of a thousand gallant ships, while the bones of the luckless mariners shone white in the sunshine, and we shuddered to think how soon our own would be added to the heap.
Yet here and there some object had had the luck to escape--a white railway signal here, the end of a greenhouse there, white and fresh amid the wreckage. Never before in the history of warfare had destruction been so indiscriminate and so universal.
One instant all was quiet and stability--the next, and the world rocked, the tortured sides of the narrow passageway split and crumbled, great blocks of granite, dislodged from the ceiling, tumbled into the narrow way, choking it, and the walls bent inward upon the wreckage. Beneath the blow of a fragment of the roof, Tarzan staggered back against the door to the treasure room, his weight pushed it open and his body rolled inward upon the floor.
The man who struck me went down across my body, Nelson followed him, and they say there were few unbroken windows in the wreckage of the car that followed as the free-for-all fight had its course.
The machine, with its human freight, lifted in an upburst of smoke, and sank down a mass of wreckage and death.
Yes, Arethusa herself and Pandora, whom we all know by her box, looked down upon the two new managers of the Opera, who ended by clutching at some piece of wreckage and from there stared silently at Box Five on the grand tier.
He was able to push back the wreckage with ease and step out.
An examination of the wreckage showed that their greatest danger, now, lay in fire, for the flames were licking hungrily at the splintered wood of the wrecked cabin, and had already found a foothold upon the lower deck through a great jagged hole which the explosion had opened.
When Pete arrived Maggie, in a worn black dress, was waiting for him in the midst of a floor strewn with wreckage. The curtain at the window had been pulled by a heavy hand and hung by one tack, dangling to and fro in the draft through the cracks at the sash.
Afterwards it used to turn up in all sorts of places--at the bottom of small drawers, among my studs in cardboard boxes--till at last it found permanent rest in a large wooden bowl containing some loose keys, bits of sealing wax, bits of string, small broken chains, a few buttons, and similar minute wreckage that washes out of a man's life into such receptacles.
The Vaterland was no longer fighting the gale; her smashed and exploded engines throbbed no more; she was disabled and driving before the wind as smoothly as a balloon, a huge, windspread, tattered cloud of aerial wreckage.
We had come quite close to the city when my attention was attracted toward a tall, black shaft that reared its head several hundred feet into the air from what appeared to be a tangled mass of junk or wreckage, now partially snow-covered.