Wrack is seaweed that is placed on the shore by the waves, or a shipwreck or other wreckage.(noun)
See wrack in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME wrak, damage, wrecked ship < MDu wrak, a wreck, wrecked ship; akin to OE wræc, misery, something driven (< wrecan, to wreak)
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: altered (infl. by wrack) < rack
Origin: altered < rack
See wrack in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English wrǽc, punishment (influenced by Middle Dutch wrak, shipwreck).
Origin: Middle English wrak
Origin: , from Middle Dutch.
Learn more about wrack