wrecker's ball
noun see wrecking ball

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  • wrecker's ball — noun : skull cracker * * * a heavy metal ball swung on a cable from a crane and used in demolition work. Also, wrecking ball. [1965 70, Amer.] * * * wrecker s ball, a large steel ball attached to a crane, used for demolition: »The wrecker s ball… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrecker's ball — wreck′er s (or wreck′ing) ball n. bui a heavy metal ball swung on a cable from a crane and used in demolition work • Etymology: 1965–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

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