Definitions for wreckerˈrɛk ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person or thing that wrecks.
a person, car, or train employed in removing wreckage, debris, etc., as from railroad tracks.
Ref: Also called tow car , tow truck.
a person or business that demolishes and removes houses or other buildings, as in clearing sites for other use.
a person or vessel employed in recovering salvage from wrecked or disabled vessels.
a person who plunders wrecks, esp. after exhibiting false signals in order to cause shipwrecks.
Origin of wrecker:
someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
saboteur, wrecker, diversionist(noun)
someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
tow truck, tow car, wrecker(noun)
a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
A person or company that dismantles old or wrecked vehicles or other items, to reclaim useful parts. (Australia)
One who breaks up situations, events - (home wrecker, marriage wrecker, party wrecker)
A tow truck.
In the Soviet Union, someone accused of the formal charge of wrecking, that is, undermining the state in intangible ways.
Origin: derived from the verb to wreck - one who wrecks.
one who causes a wreck, as by false lights, and the like
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
a vessel employed by wreckers