- Wrack is seaweed that is placed on the shore by the waves, or a shipwreck or other wreckage.
- Course brown seaweed laying along the beach is an example of wrack.
- The sunken remains of the Titanic are an example of wrack.
- destruction; ruin
- a wrecked ship
- a fragment of something that has been destroyed
- seaweed or other marine plant life cast up on shore
Origin: Middle English wrak, damage, wrecked ship from Middle Dutch wrak, a wreck, wrecked ship; akin to Old English wræc, misery, something driven (from wrecan, to wreak)
- to subject to extreme mental or physical suffering; torture
- to disturb violently; convulse
Origin: altered (infl. by wrack) from rack
Origin: altered from rack
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- Destruction or ruin.
- A remnant or vestige of something destroyed.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English wrǽc, punishment (influenced by Middle Dutch wrak, shipwreck).
- a. Wreckage, especially of a ship cast ashore.b. Chiefly British Violent destruction of a building or vehicle.
- a. Dried seaweed.b. Marine vegetation, especially kelp.
Origin: Middle English wrak, from Middle Dutch.