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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But you especially want the pointless animated cantering horse and gig to be replaced by an animation of Pugin steering his wrecker, The Caroline, out to the Goodwin Sands to collect salvage.