[ US /ˈɹɛkədʒ, ˈɹɛkɪdʒ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɛkɪd‍ʒ/ ]
  1. the remaining parts of something that has been wrecked
    they searched the wreckage for signs of survivors
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How To Use wreckage In A Sentence

  • He stared in dumb misery at the wreckage of the car.
  • The mangled wreckage of the stricken craft was such that rescue teams had not found him. The Sun
  • Or, the lift wreckage would become mangled inside the tubing, preventing any further use of that tube.
  • The Democratic political calculation with ObamaCare is the proverbial boiling frog: Gradually introduce a health-care entitlement by hiding the true costs, hook the middle class on new subsidies until they become unrepealable, but try to delay the adverse consequences and major new tax hikes so voters don't make the connection between their policy and the economic wreckage. The ObamaCare Writedowns
  • Investigators are still studying the home's wreckage to find the cause of a gas leak which ignited when central heating was turned on. The Sun
  • For three weeks a big operation went on to recover the wreckage from the sea bed.
  • For me, therefore, Meursault is not a piece of social wreckage, but a poor and naked man enamored of a sun that leaves no shadows. Classics of Confusion
  • Hundreds of civilians helped in the search, using hacksaws to cut away metal sheeting trapping survivors and ropes to pull bodies from the wreckage, witnesses said.
  • Smoke billowed from the wreckage of the white car, and ambulances rushed to the scene.
  • But what really catches our eyes is the airplane wreckage higher up on the hill.
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