wrecker

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derived from the verb to wreck - one who wrecks.

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wrecker (plural wreckers)

  1. A person or company that dismantles old or wrecked vehicles or other items, to reclaim useful parts. (Australia)
  2. One who breaks up situations, events.
    home wrecker / marriage wrecker / party wrecker
  3. A tow truck.
  4. A mooncusser.
  5. In the Soviet Union, someone accused of the formal charge of wrecking, that is, undermining the state in intangible ways.

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