What is wreck?

  • (verb): Smash or break forcefully.
    Synonyms: bust up, wrack
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on wreck, wrecks:

Lackawanna Old Road - Rockport Wreck
... The Old Road was the site of the DLW's most infamous train wreck ... In 1995, on the 70th anniversary of the wreck, a stone and plaque was erected at the Rockport crossing to remember the lives lost ...
SS Montebello - Exploration of The Wreck
... Delta descended with two men on board to the wreck at a depth of 880 feet (270 m) and found the Montebello sitting upright on the bottom ... While the bow was broken from the impact with the sea floor, the overall condition of the wreck was thought to be quite good, giving rise to the concern that she may still hold her liquid cargo ... In August, 2010 the wreck was examined by a robot submarine from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to determine whether the oil cargo was still on board and whether it posed a ...
Steamboats Of The Upper Columbia And Kootenay Rivers - Modern Archaeological Investigations
... Society ("BCUAS") found two previously undocumented wrecks of vessels near the site of the Columbia River Lumber Company mill ... The expedition also located and mapped the wreck F.P ... Most of the Armstrong wreck is under 50 to 80 cm of mud ...
SS Vienna (1873) - Wreck Artifacts
... The wreck of the Vienna was discovered in 1975 by the United States Fisheries R.V ... of Bellrichard and Farnquist's dives to the Vienna They had made many trips to the wreck and brought up some interesting artifacts ... on making lamps, book ends, and tables from wreck material, refinished the wheel ...

More definitions of "wreck":

  • (noun): Something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation.
    Example: "The house was a wreck when they bought it"; "thanks to that quack I am a human wreck"
  • (noun): A ship that has been destroyed at sea.
  • (noun): An accident that destroys a ship at sea.
    Synonyms: shipwreck
  • (noun): A serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles).
    Synonyms: crash

Famous quotes containing the word wreck:

    Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
    June Jordan (b. 1939)

    A pseudo-event ... comes about because someone has planned it, planted, or incited it. Typically, it is not a train wreck or an earthquake, but an interview.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)

    Such as the wreck of the Hesperus,
    In the midnight and the snow!
    Christ save us all from a death like this,
    On the reef of Norman’s Woe!
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882)