1. a person or thing that wrecks
2. a person who causes ruin, obstruction, or disruption of any kind; specif., a person using false lights, etc. to lead ships to destruction in order to plunder the wreckage
4. a person or business that demolishes or dismantles old buildings, motor vehicles, etc., salvaging usable materials and parts
⇒ house wrecker, auto wrecker
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