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  1. present participle of wreck


wrecking (plural wreckings)

  1. The act by which something is wrecked.
    • 1850, The Edinburgh Review, Or Critical Journal (volume 91, page 93)
      The propriety of the dissolution, too, was speedily seen in the improved state of the public peace: for twelve years we hear little of Orange riots, and nothing of such burnings and wreckings as those of Maghera, Maghery, and Annahagh.
  2. The taking of valuables from a shipwreck close to the shore.