What does the word debris mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Accumulated fragments; rubbish.

Usage examples for debris

  1. Gaining the other side, he drew himself up, and without touching a thing in and about the debris, called out excitedly: " It is a boat, something like our life- boat! – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  2. Making a circuit to avoid meeting the woman again, he skirted the back yards, stumbling over tin cans and debris in his progress. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  3. I was thrown down and for a few seconds dazed by falling debris and water. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
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