Wreck"er (?), n.


One who causes a wreck, as by false lights, and the like.


One who searches fro, or works upon, the wrecks of vessels, etc. Specifically: (a) One who visits a wreck for the purpose of plunder. (b) One who is employed in saving property or lives from a wrecked vessel, or in saving the vessel; as, the wreckers of Key West.


A vessel employed by wreckers.


© Webster 1913.

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