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English definition of “shipwreck”

shipwreck

noun [C or U]     /ˈʃɪp.rek/ (also wreck)
an accident in which a ship is destroyed or sunk at sea , especially by hitting rocks , or a ship that has been destroyed or sunk in such an accident : The danger of shipwreck is much greater in fog . There have been many shipwrecks along this dangerous stretch of coastline .Navigation and shipwrecks
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