From Middle English schip-wracke, from Old English scipwræc (“jetsam"), equivalent to ship +"Ž wrack. Cognate with Scotsschip-wrak (“to shipwreck", verb), Swedishskeppsvrak (“shipwreck").
Shipwreck Sentence Examples
St Paul's Bay was the site of shipwreck of the apostle in A.D.
The claim that St Paul was shipwrecked at Meleda off the Dalmatian coast, and not at Malta, has been clearly set at rest, on nautical grounds, by Mr Smith of Jordanhill (Voyage and Shipwreck of St Paul, London, 1848).
There are almost 11,000 known shipwreck sites around the British Isles.
Crusoe's shipwreck and adventures, his finding the footprint in the sand, his man "Friday," - the whole atmosphere of romance which surrounds the position of the civilized man fending for himself on a desert island - these have made Defoe's great work an imperishable part of English literature.
Not only his political hopes, but his domestic happiness had suffered shipwreck.