Definitions for wreckerˈrɛk ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wreck•erˈrɛk 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.

    Category: Railroads

  3. Category: Transportation

    Ref: Also called tow car , tow truck.

  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.

    Category: Nautical

  6. a person who plunders wrecks, esp. after exhibiting false signals in order to cause shipwrecks.

    Category: Nautical

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrecker(noun)

    someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job

  2. saboteur, wrecker, diversionist(noun)

    someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks

  3. tow truck, tow car, wrecker(noun)

    a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)


  1. wrecker(Noun)

    A person or company that dismantles old or wrecked vehicles or other items, to reclaim useful parts. (Australia)

  2. wrecker(Noun)

    One who breaks up situations, events - (home wrecker, marriage wrecker, party wrecker)

  3. wrecker(Noun)

    A tow truck.

  4. wrecker(Noun)

    A mooncusser.

  5. wrecker(Noun)

    In the Soviet Union, someone accused of the formal charge of wrecking, that is, undermining the state in intangible ways.

  6. Origin: derived from the verb to wreck - one who wrecks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrecker(noun)

    one who causes a wreck, as by false lights, and the like

  2. Wrecker(noun)

    one who searches fro, or works upon, the wrecks of vessels, etc. Specifically: (a) One who visits a wreck for the purpose of plunder. (b) One who is employed in saving property or lives from a wrecked vessel, or in saving the vessel; as, the wreckers of Key West

  3. Wrecker(noun)

    a vessel employed by wreckers


  1. Wrecker

    The Wrecker is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Wrecker was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appears in The Mighty Thor #148.


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