shipwreck noun definition in Types of boats and ships topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

shipwreck

 noun: Types of boats and ships topic
[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.