Definition of wrecking ball in English:

wrecking ball

Syllabification: wreck·ing ball
(also wrecker's ball)


  • A heavy metal ball swung from a crane into a building to demolish it.
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    • For safety reasons, the original plan to implode the buildings using explosives was abandoned and wrecking balls and machines were used in the demolition.
    • I watched the crane operator take a swing with the wrecking ball.
    • You can demolish a stone wall with a sledgehammer, and it's fairly easy to level a five-story building using excavators and wrecking balls.

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