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  • n. Shipwreck.

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From Middle English schipbreche, schipbrüche, from Old English scipbryċe, scipbroc, scipġebroc ("shipwreck; that which washes ashore from shipwreck, wreckage", literally "ship-breaking"), equivalent to ship +‎ breach. Cognate with Scots schipbrek ("shipwreck"), Dutch schipbreuk ("shipwreck"), German Schiffbruch ("shipwreck").

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