Part of speech: noun

Accumulated fragments; rubbish.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Kelly Miller.