Definitions

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  • adj. Characteristic of a shipwreck.
  • adj. Weak, feeble; shaky.

Etymologies

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shipwreck +‎ -y

Examples

  • But down below he is not so good by any means — no spring from the loins, and feeblish, not to say shipwrecky, about the knees.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • But down below he is not so good by any means; no spring from the loins, and feebleish, not to say shipwrecky, about the knees.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5

  • South Sea Islands sound nice and shipwrecky, don't you think so? "

    Cricket at the Seashore

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