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    shipwreck

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈʃɪprek//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪprek//
     
    Types of boats and ships, Travelling by boat or ship
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the loss or destruction of a ship at sea because of a storm or because it hits rocks, etc. They narrowly escaped shipwreck in a storm in the North Sea. The shipwreck of the tanker has caused one of the worst oil spills in recent years. See related entries: Types of boats and ships, Travelling by boat or ship
  2. 2[countable] a ship that has been lost or destroyed at sea The contents of shipwrecks belong to the state. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
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