Shipwreck Ship"wreck`, n. 1. The breaking in pieces, or shattering, of a ship or other vessel by being cast ashore or driven against rocks, shoals, etc., by the violence of the winds and waves. [1913 Webster]

2. A ship wrecked or destroyed upon the water, or the parts of such a ship; wreckage. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: Destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss. [1913 Webster]

Holding faith and a good conscience, which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck. --1 Tim. 1. 19. [1913 Webster]

It was upon an Indian bill that the late ministry had made shipwreck. --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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