from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that wrecks or destroys: a wrecker of dreams.
- n. One who is in the business of demolishing old buildings.
- n. One who dismantles cars for salvage.
- n. A person, vehicle, or piece of equipment employed in recovering or removing wrecks, especially a truck with a hoist and towing apparatus used in towing disabled or wrecked vehicles.
- n. One that salvages wrecked cargo or parts.
- n. One who lures a vessel to destruction, as by a display of lights on a rocky coastline, in order to plunder it.
- n. A plunderer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person or company that dismantles old or wrecked vehicles or other items, to reclaim useful parts. (Australia)
- n. One who breaks up situations, events - (home wrecker, marriage wrecker, party wrecker)
- n. A tow truck.
- n. A mooncusser.
- n. In the Soviet Union, someone accused of the formal charge of wrecking, that is, undermining the state in intangible ways.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who causes a wreck, as by false lights, and the like.
- n. 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.
- n. A vessel employed by wreckers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose business it is to tear down buildings preparatory to the erection of new ones on their sites.
- n. A person who purposely causes a wreck or wreck-age of any kind, or a person who commits depredation upon such wreckage.
- n. One who causes the wreck or ruin of anything; one who lays snares or uses artful or dishonest means to cause physical, financial, or moral wreckage: as, a train wrecker (on a railroad); a bank- wrecker; the wrecker of another's character.
- n. A person employed in recovering wrecked or disabled vessels, or cargo and other property from such vessels, on account of the owners, underwriters, or other persons legitimately concerned; also, a vessel employed in this service.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
- n. someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
- n. a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
derived from the verb to wreck - one who wrecks. (Wiktionary)