Wrecking car
Wrecking Wreck"ing, a. & n. from {Wreck}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Wrecking car} (Railway), a car fitted up with apparatus and implements for removing the wreck occasioned by an accident, as by a collision.

{Wrecking pump}, a pump especially adapted for pumping water from the hull of a wrecked vessel. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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