Definition of wreckage in English:

wreckage

noun

mass noun
  • The remains of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed.

    ‘firemen had to cut him free from the wreckage of the car’
    • ‘Tests are being carried out on wreckage in order to determine what type of missiles they were.’
    • ‘Fire crews worked with paramedics to cut the two men from the mangled wreckage of the car.’
    • ‘Some vessels were so badly damaged that their wreckage became hard to identify.’
    • ‘Six people remained trapped in the wreckage after the crash and it took almost five hours to free them all.’
    • ‘The wreckage of a light aircraft was strewn over the boggy and uneven ground at one end of a long, deep furrow.’
    • ‘This piece of wreckage has been identified as a part of the front of the aircraft, extending to the right wing.’
    • ‘Smoke billowed from the wreckage of the white car, and ambulances rushed to the scene.’
    • ‘The debris from the mangled wreckage was spewed over a short stretch of road.’
    • ‘She raced out of the ship, tripping and falling over pieces of wreckage.’
    • ‘The car was catapulted into the air and the mangled wreckage came down in long grass at the side of the track.’
    • ‘The wreckage of the vessel was found last week on the seabed over 130 feet below the waves.’
    • ‘A farmer today told how he fought to free two people from the wreckage of their car after a dramatic crash on a remote country lane.’
    • ‘What appeared to be wreckage from the car was stuck in a water fountain and in trees.’
    • ‘The missiles turned the car into a burning ball of wreckage and hundreds of residents rushed to the scene.’
    • ‘A number of motorists mounted rescue bids to free people trapped in the wreckage of the crashed cars.’
    • ‘The motorway was closed as rescuers battled to free casualties from the twisted wreckage of the coach.’
    • ‘The police and the fire departments rushed to the scene but they could not find any helicopter wreckage.’
    • ‘The black and twisted wreckage of at least a dozen vehicles lies in the bus station.’
    • ‘Witnesses said the wreckage of a Mercedes car lay in the road, its glass shattered.’
    • ‘The gullies are littered with wreckage from vessels that have had their bellies ripped out by the pinnacle tops.’
    wreck, debris, detritus, remainder
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Pronunciation

wreckage

/ˈrɛkɪdʒ/