EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHIPWRECKED
But the fate of shipwrecked mariners all over the world is notorious.
It was as if we were abandoned, shipwrecked, a thousand miles from land.
I was shipwrecked once and spent two days in a boat looking for a sail.
They are shipwrecked and a strange mix-up occurs on account of it.
Dan scanned the sea like a shipwrecked mariner watching for a sail.
All our clothes, &c, coming from Florence have been shipwrecked in the Adriatic.
"The shipwrecked sailor will cling to a hen-coop," said Heffernan.
To think that all my hopes were shipwrecked with the very land in sight.
I left them years ago, and was shipwrecked upon these islands.
Mebbe we'll have to do what shipwrecked sailors do, draw lots for a sacrifice.
mid-15c., from ship (n.) + wreck (n.). Earlier it meant "things cast up from a shipwreck" (c.1100). The earlier word for "shipwreck" in the modern sense was Middle English schipbreke, "'ship-break,'" from a North Sea Germanic word, cf. West Frisian skipbrek, Middle Dutch schipbroke, German Schiffbruch, Old English scipgebroc. Old English scipbryce meant "right to claim goods from a wrecked ship."