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wreck·er

 (rĕk′ər)
n.
1. One that wrecks or destroys: a wrecker of dreams.
2.
a. One who is in the business of demolishing old buildings.
b. One who dismantles cars for salvage.
3. A tow truck used to move disabled or wrecked vehicles.
4. One who lures a vessel to destruction, as by a display of lights on a rocky coastline, in order to plunder it.

wrecker

(ˈrɛkə)
n
1. a person or thing that ruins or destroys
2. (Building) chiefly US and Canadian a person whose job is to demolish buildings or dismantle cars
3. (Automotive Engineering) chiefly US and Canadian a person whose job is to demolish buildings or dismantle cars
4. (Nautical Terms) (formerly) a person who lures ships to destruction to plunder the wreckage
5. (Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian another word for tow truck

wreck•er

(ˈrɛk ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that wrecks.
2. a person, car, or train employed in removing wreckage, debris, etc., as from railroad tracks.
3. Also called tow car , tow truck. a vehicle equipped with a mechanical apparatus for hoisting and pulling, used to tow wrecked, disabled, or stalled automobiles.
4. a person or business that demolishes and removes houses or other buildings, as in clearing sites for other use.
5. a person or vessel employed in recovering salvage from wrecked or disabled vessels.
6. a person who plunders wrecks, esp. after exhibiting false signals in order to cause shipwrecks.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrecker - someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
housewrecker, housebreaker - a wrecker of houses; "in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker"
knacker - someone who buys old buildings or ships and breaks them up to recover the materials in them
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
2.wrecker - someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wreckswrecker - someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
ruiner, uprooter, waster, destroyer, undoer - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
sleeper - a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
3.wrecker - a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)wrecker - a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
motortruck, truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

wrecker

noun
Something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes:
Translations
odtahový vůz
kranbil
tiepalveluauto
dépanneusedépanneuse lourde
vozilo za pomoć na cesti
レッカー車
견인차
bärgningsbil
รถตู้สำหรับลาก
xe van cứu hộ

wrecker

[ˈrekəʳ] N
1. (= destroyer) (gen) → destructor(a) m/f (Hist) [of ships] → saboteador(a) m/f persona que que se dedicaba a provocar naufragios
2. (US) (= breaker, salvager) → demoledor m
3. (US) (= breakdown van) → camión-grúa m

wrecker

[ˈrɛkər] n (US) (= breakdown van) → dépanneuse f

wrecker

n
(= ship wrecker)Strandräuber m (der Schiffe durch falsche Lichtsignale zum Stranden bringt)
(Naut, = salvager) → Bergungsarbeiter(in) m(f); (= vessel)Bergungsschiff nt
(US) (= breaker, salvager)Schrotthändler(in) m(f); (for buildings) → Abbrucharbeiter(in) m(f)
(US: = breakdown van) → Abschleppwagen m

wrecker

[ˈrɛkəʳ] n (Naut) (salvager) → addetto al ricupero di relitti (Am) (breaker, salvager) → demolitore m; (breakdown van) → carro m attrezzi inv

wrecker

عَرَبَة الَأعطال odtahový vůz kranbil Pannenfahrzeug φορτηγάκι οδικής βοήθειας grúa, vehículo de asistencia en carretera tiepalveluauto dépanneuse vozilo za pomoć na cesti carro attrezzi レッカー車 견인차 takelwagen bergingsbil samochód pomocy drogowej van de resgate, veículo de assistência na estrada автомобиль технической помощи bärgningsbil รถตู้สำหรับลาก kurtarma aracı xe van cứu hộ 抛锚的小货车
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