shipwreck noun definition in Travelling by boat or ship topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

shipwreck

 noun: Travelling by boat or ship topic
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.2 [countable] a ship that has been lost or destroyed at sea The contents of shipwrecks belong to the state.

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