wrecker


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wrecker \Wreck"er\, n.
   1. One who causes a wreck, as by false lights, and the like.
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   2. One who searches fro, or works upon, the wrecks of
      vessels, etc. Specifically:
      (a) One who visits a wreck for the purpose of plunder.
      (b) One who is employed in saving property or lives from a
          wrecked vessel, or in saving the vessel; as, the
          wreckers of Key West.
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   3. A vessel employed by wreckers.
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