wrecker

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wrecker

1. Chiefly US and Canadian a person whose job is to demolish buildings or dismantle cars
2. (formerly) a person who lures ships to destruction to plunder the wreckage
3. US and Canadian another word for tow truck
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"It does all of the sensible, important things that we ask of a tow car, and brilliantly.
The tow car was moved using a traction system, which comprised a step motor, a driver and a Traction-Control Module (TCM).
"Stability is the quality we look for above all others in a tow car, and the Passat delivers.
The judges said: "The Amarok is the most capable pick-up we have ever tested at the Tow Car Awards."
The Tow Car Awards are a joint venture between Practical Caravan, What Car?
This was the verdict of the Tow Car judges in this critical sector of the market, which makes affordable caravanning accessible to the greatest number of households.
THE Nissan Qashqai has picked up this year's Tow Car of the Year Award, beating a record entry of 56 vehicles.
Auto Business News-June 17, 2014--Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer receives best petrol model award at Tow Car Awards 2014
JAGUAR Land Rover has claimed a trio of honours in the Tow Car Awards.
Several cars in one, it's the family hatchback for the daily school or commuter run, a load lugger for that long distance cross-country thrash, and the perfect tow car - thanks to its two-tonne towing capacity - for hauling the caravan or boat to your summer holiday destination."
WORKHORSE, tow car, status symbol, people carrier or mud-plugger - few cars can claim to fulfil any of these duties with real conviction.
Minimum kerb weight of the tow car must be no less than 1235kg (the MTPLM for this caravan).