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Definition of 'wreckage'

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They did not want to see more wreckage, more flames on the morning news. The Sun (2016)The charred wreckage of the car was embedded in a concrete wall. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yesterday the hospital was shut down as investigators examined the wreckage. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Plane wreckage tumbles on to the stage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The mangled wreckage of the stricken craft was such that rescue teams had not found him. The Sun (2008)Shocking pictures showed the charred and mangled wreckage wrapped around a tree. The Sun (2013)It was all the more affecting to see the wreckage and the hope on such a lowering day. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were reports last night that a Chinese ship had found wreckage from the flight. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The wreckage was seen 50 miles from land. The Sun (2014)Investigators examined the wreckage of the Squirrel helicopter for clues. The Sun (2007)Last night Chinese officials published images of what they said may be three pieces of plane wreckage. The Sun (2014)As passengers climbed out of the burning wreckage, the area around the crash site became more chaotic. Christianity Today (2000)I got out and surveyed the wreckage. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A picture of part of the wreckage of the plane was also made public for the first time. The Sun (2006)You wondered how it seemed to the 20-year-old as he surveyed the wreckage of a second consecutive bad defeat for his team. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A deep-sea camera has been used to examine the wreckage ahead of a planned salvage operation. The Sun (2015)It took 50 minutes to cut him from the wreckage of his car and most of the night for the feeling to return to his limbs. The Sun (2007)He looked bereft, almost lost, as he surveyed the wreckage of yet another disappointment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The British team found no survivors yesterday - only a body in the wreckage of an office building. The Sun (2011)

Synonyms of 'wreckage'

remains, pieces, ruin, fragments

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Translations for 'wreckage'

British English: wreckage /ˈrɛkɪdʒ/ NOUN
When a plane, car, or building has been destroyed, you can refer to what remains as the wreckage.
They pulled the man from the wreckage of his car.
  • American English: wreckage
  • Arabic: حُطَام
  • Brazilian Portuguese: escombros
  • Chinese: 残骸
  • Croatian: ostaci
  • Czech: trosky
  • Danish: vrag
  • Dutch: wrak
  • European Spanish: escombros
  • Finnish: romu
  • French: décombres
  • German: Trümmer
  • Greek: συντρίμμια
  • Italian: rottami
  • Japanese: 残骸
  • Korean: 잔해
  • Norwegian: vrakrester
  • Polish: szczątki
  • European Portuguese: destroços
  • Romanian: resturi
  • Russian: обломки после катастрофы
  • Spanish: escombros
  • Swedish: vrakspillror
  • Thai: ซากปรักหักพัง
  • Turkish: enkaz
  • Ukrainian: уламок
  • Vietnamese: đống đổ nát

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