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.
- The destruction of a ship, as by storm or collision.
- The remains of a wrecked ship.
- A complete failure or ruin.
- Nautical To cause a ship to be destroyed, as by storm or collision.
- Nautical To cause (a passenger or sailor on a ship) to suffer shipwreck.
- To ruin utterly.