wreckage

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EtymologyEdit

wreck +‎ -age

NounEdit

wreckage (countable and uncountable, plural wreckages)

  1. Something wrecked, especially the remains or debris of something which has been severely damaged or destroyed.
    • 1962 October, “Talking of Trains: The collisions at Connington”, in Modern Railways, page 232:
      About three or four minutes later still an express freight on the up main line ran into the wreckage at about 35 m.p.h. Its engine also overturned and 15 more wagons were added to the mounting pile of wreckage.

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