Definition of wreckage in English:

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wreckage

Pronunciation: /ˈrɛkɪdʒ/

noun

[mass noun]
The remains of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed: firemen had to cut him free from the wreckage of the car
More example sentences
  • Some vessels were so badly damaged that their wreckage became hard to identify.
  • What appeared to be wreckage from the car was stuck in a water fountain and in trees.
  • Six people remained trapped in the wreckage after the crash and it took almost five hours to free them all.
Synonyms
wreck, debris, detritus, remainder;
hulk, shell, skeleton, hull, frame;
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