1. destruction; ruin. see also rack3
2. a wrecked ship
b. a fragment of something that has been destroyed
4. seaweed or other marine plant life cast up on shore
verb transitive, verb intransitive
5. Archaic to wreck or be wrecked
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Word origin of 'wrack'
damage, wrecked ship < MDu wrak
, a wreck, wrecked ship; akin to OE wræc,
misery, something driven (< wrecan,