Middle English Dictionary Entry

wrek n.
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Note: Cp. wrak n.(1).
(a) Law That which washes ashore from the sea, esp. from a wrecked ship; also, the right to take that which washes up on a certain stretch of seashore; ?also, a wrecked ship, a shipwreck [quot. c1410]; ~ of the se, ship ~; gone to ~, of a ship: wrecked; (b) ~ fre, exempt from the forfeiture of wrecked ships and goods which wash up on a certain stretch of shore; (c) swampgrass, sedge; also, seaweed; ~ of the se; (d) glossing L ledo: a tide of some kind; ~ of the se.