What does the word wreckage mean?

Usage examples for wreckage

  1. Then they set fire to the three huge heaps of wreckage, and the glare lit the heavens for nearly a hundred miles. – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  2. They put about, steamed slowly over the waste of waters, where floated a litter of wreckage, and rescued half a dozen Brazilian sailors. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  3. Two on the same piece of wreckage would stand a better chance than each on their own. – A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen