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Meaning of "wrecker" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRECKER

wrecker  [ˈrɛkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRECKER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrecker is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WRECKER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wrecker

Wrecker, The Wrecker or Wrecking may refer to: ▪ A vehicle used to tow away broken-down cars, see tow truck ▪ Wrecking, a synonym for demolition, and related meanings: ▪ A person who participates in sabotage ▪ A person who conducts a sexual affair with another married person, sabotaging the partner's marriage, often called a homewrecker ▪ Wrecking, a crime of industrial or economic sabotage ▪ Wrecking, a person or ship used for hauling away material from shipwrecks, whether lawfully or unlawfully, especially where foundered near to shore...

Definition of wrecker in the English dictionary

The first definition of wrecker in the dictionary is a person or thing that ruins or destroys. Other definition of wrecker is a person whose job is to demolish buildings or dismantle cars. Wrecker is also a person who lures ships to destruction to plunder the wreckage.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRECKER


Becker
ˈbɛkə
checker
ˈtʃɛkə
chequer
ˈtʃɛkə
Decker
ˈdɛkə
Dekker
ˈdɛkə
ekka
ˈɛkə
exchequer
ɪksˈtʃɛkə
Flecker
ˈflɛkə
forechecker
ˈfɔːˌtʃɛkə
lekker
ˈlɛkə
Mecca
ˈmɛkə
Mekka
ˈmɛkə
Necker
ˈnɛkə
pecker
ˈpɛkə
Rebecca
rɪˈbɛkə
Rijeka
rɪˈɛkə
spellchecker
ˈspɛlˌtʃɛkə
trekker
ˈtrɛkə
Voortrekker
ˈfʊəˌtrɛkə
woodpecker
ˈwʊdˌpɛkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRECKER

wreath
wreathe
wreathen
wreather
wreathless
wreathlike
wreathy
wreck
wreckage
wrecked
wreckfish
wreckful
wrecking
wrecking ball
wrecking bar
wrecking crane
wreckmaster
Wrekin
wren
wrench

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRECKER

barred woodpecker
black woodpecker
double-decker
flower-pecker
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greater spotted woodpecker
green woodpecker
hacker
Honecker
lesser spotted woodpecker
nutpecker
oxpecker
quarterdecker
Quebecker
rubbernecker
single-decker
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sticker
three-decker
tracker

Synonyms and antonyms of wrecker in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wrecker» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRECKER

Find out the translation of wrecker to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wrecker from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wrecker» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

清障车
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

camión de auxilio
570 millions of speakers

English

wrecker
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

wrecker
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هادم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эвакуатор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

guincho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রেকার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dépanneuse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembongkar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abschleppwagen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

レッカー車
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

파괴 범
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wrecker
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người phá hủy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழிப்பவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उतारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tamirci
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ricuperatore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szkodnikiem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

евакуатор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sabotor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ναυαγοσώστης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

monster
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

wrecker
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

wrecker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrecker

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRECKER»

The term «wrecker» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.694 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRECKER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrecker» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrecker» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wrecker

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRECKER»

Discover the use of wrecker in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrecker and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Raising Wrecker
Wrecker was born in 1965 in San Francisco. But by his third birthday, his mother has landed in prison and he's taken by the state. Up among the California redwoods, a clan of eccentrics will come together to raise one remarkable child.
Summer Wood, 2012
2
The Wrecker: Isaac Bell #2
Bestseller Clive Cussler - author of the Dirk Pitt novels Black Wind and Trojan Odyssey - and co-author Justin Scott pit legendary detective Isaac Bell against a mysterious murderer and railroad saboteur in the second novel of historical ...
Clive Cussler, Justin Scott, 2011
3
Wrecker: A Novel
Emerging from the 1960s foster care system angry and scared, Wrecker is sent to live with distant relatives in the wilds of Humboldt County, California, where he forges an unexpected family with a motley group of isolated eccentrics.
Summer Wood, 2011
4
World Wrecker: An Annotated Bibliography of Edmond Hamilton
Known as the "World Wrecker" for his galaxy-smashing space operas, Edmond Hamilton wrote intelligent, exciting, and readable science fiction for over 40 years.
Richard W. Gombert, 2009
5
Home Wrecker
Life for this home wrecker will never be the same. Home Wrecker is a scintillating, sexy feast to be devoured. With this novel, Dwayne S. Joseph has entered a new realm.
Dwayne S. Joseph, 2014
6
The Young Wrecker of the Florida Reef: Or, The Trials and ...
CHAPTER -V. CAPTAIN EDSON'S MISSION CROWNED WITH SUCCESS-THE CAPTAIN OF THE WRECKER AN OLD FRIEND — CAPTAIN EDSON OBTAINS A SITUATION AS CABIN-BOY FOR HIS PROTEGE, WHO, IN MENTIONING HIS ...
Richard Meade Bache, 1865
7
The Wrecker
Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Louis Stevenson. The. Wrecker. nAnlcl. e. ISBN 9788867443178 Series: RADICI © 2014 KITABU S.r.l.s. Via Cesare. Front Cover.
Robert Louis Stevenson, 2014
8
A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne
Peering beneath the rubble, she brings to light fantastic stories about Melbourne’s building sites and their many incarnations. This is a book about the making – and remaking – of a city.
Robyn Annear, 2014
9
The World Wrecker: A Science Fiction Novel
Strange reports begin arriving from around the world--reports of a bearded man who can walk through solid walls.
Sydney J. Bounds, 2011
10
Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball
Douglas' vivid portrait of Seventies Glasgow recreates, in glorious detail, a particular time and place, but at its heart are the universal themes of love, friendship and community.
Robert Douglas, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRECKER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrecker is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Armed man threatens wrecker driver for repossessing his car, sheriff …
Investigators say Larence William Southard, 35, was angry when a wrecker service repossessed his vehicle. They say he threatened the driver and another ... «AL.com, Jun 15»
2
Church parking lot destroyed by wrecker truck
"The state trooper did tell me the name of the wrecker service and actually I ran those down and did identify the truck that had caused the damage. Due to the ... «WSMV Nashville, May 15»
3
Jackson to consider new wrecker agreement
A new wrecker service agreement is expected to be presented next week to the Jackson City Council, which will decide the wrecker services that the Jackson ... «Jackson Clarion Ledger, May 15»
4
Duo charged after stolen wrecker crashes into golf course
A man and woman were charged in Caldwell County after one of them allegedly stole a roll back wrecker and crashed it into a golf card bridge at the Coves golf ... «WBTV, Apr 15»
5
Police: Daytona wrecker company overcharging on accident tows
Two Volusia County cities severed ties with a wrecker company after motorists presented bills showing overcharging on vehicle tows for police from accident ... «Daytona Beach News-Journal, Mar 15»
6
Police seek suspect in North Lubbock wrecker service vehicle burglary
The incident happened between 5 and 6 a.m. Feb. 14 at RP's Wrecker Service in the 700 block of Erskine Street. The man is described as black, about 5 feet 9 ... «LubbockOnline.com, Feb 15»
7
Wrecker service goes up in flames in McMinn County
Alvin Shoemaker was in Chattanooga when he got the call that his business Shoemaker Wrecker Service located at 900 Union Grove Road was on fire. «Local 8 Now, Jan 15»
8
Quick-thinking wrecker driver helps save Swanville man's life
He had his wrecker truck with him and he drove it next door and got to work. “I could see [Thomas Benner] under the back of the trailer,” Littlefield said. “We lifted ... «Bangor Daily News, Dec 14»
9
Kristina Rihanoff 'thought about taking her own life after Ben Cohen …
The 37-year-old was receiving abuse on the social networking site with hundreds of people calling her a 'home wrecker' and an 'ugly b****'. Speaking to The ... «Express.co.uk, Dec 14»
10
Turkey crashes through windshield, ends up as dinner for grateful …
Lubbock Wrecker operator Kameron Schrader helps get people out of sticky situations on the road, even during the holidays. But on Thanksgiving morning, ... «KCBD-TV, Nov 14»

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