Wrecker meaning

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A person or thing that wrecks.
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One that wrecks or destroys.

A wrecker of dreams.

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A tow truck used to move disabled or wrecked vehicles.
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One who lures a vessel to destruction, as by a display of lights on a rocky coastline, in order to plunder it.
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A person who causes ruin, obstruction, or disruption of any kind; specif., a person using false lights, etc. to lead ships to destruction in order to plunder the wreckage.
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A person, car, train, boat, etc. that salvages or clears away wrecks; specif., a truck equipped to tow away wrecked or disabled automobiles.
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A person or business that demolishes or dismantles old buildings, motor vehicles, etc., salvaging usable materials and parts.

House wrecker, auto wrecker.

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A person or company that dismantles old or wrecked vehicles or other items, to reclaim useful parts. (Australia)
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One who breaks up situations, events - (home wrecker, marriage wrecker, party wrecker)
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A tow truck.
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In the Soviet Union, someone accused of the formal charge of wrecking, that is, undermining the state in intangible ways.
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Origin of wrecker

  • derived from the verb to wreck - one who wrecks.

    From Wiktionary