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wrecking car

noun, Railroads.
a car that is equipped as a wrecker.
Compare wrecker (def 2).
Origin of wrecking car
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "If you will take a bit of help from an outsider, I think we needn't wait for the wrecking-car," he said to the dubious trainmen.

    A Fool For Love Francis Lynde

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