From Middle English schip-wracke, from Old English scipwrÃ¦c (“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).
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.
The heaviest losses were due to war, shipwreck and tropical diseases, but large numbers of the underpaid or unpaid soldiers deserted to the armies of native states.
He also contributed papers to Archaeologia on the site of Babylon, the island of St Paul's shipwreck, and the landing-place of Caesar in Britain.