debris debris  /dəb ˈri/


  • (n) the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up



  1. A collision between two satellites sparks new worries about the hazards of space debris.
  2. If anyone has a reason to be skittish about space debris, it's the people of Texas.
  3. A PTI cover story on What Went Wrong on the space shuttle Columbia -- The clues lie in the craft's last minutes and rain of debris.


  1. Gyre Project to Study Marine Debris Through Science and Art

    An ambitious expedition to study ocean trash launched from Seward on June 7. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and the Alaska SeaLife Center, among other organizations, to document the impact of marine debris along Alaska’s shoreline – and across the globe. Download Audio
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Alaska Public Radio Network

  2. Cal Fire prohibits debris burning in some counties

    TUOLUMNE, CALAVERAS COUNTIES - Cal Fire is suspending landscape debris burn permits for several foothills counties and rescinding "Dooryard" permits already issued.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: News10 Sacramento

  3. Storm debris cleanup continues in Hannibal

    The city of Hannibal brought in Timberline Tree Services on Monday to start picking up the debris left on the curb, some logs as large as 20 feet long.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WGEM Quincy

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  1. "By all accounts this was a successful mission," Gen. James Cartwright, vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in the Pentagon statement Monday. "From the debris analysis, we have a high degree of confidence the satellite's fuel...
    on Jan 26, 2008 By: Gen James E Cartwright Source: Prince George Citizen

  2. "Unless we send the Navy down deep to blow up the well and cover the leak with piles and piles and piles of rock and debris, which may become necessary ...... unless we are going to do that, we are dependent on the technical expertise of these...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Bill Clinton Source: Reuters (press release)

  3. "This policy recognizes that as our reliance on satellites and other space-based technologies increase, so too does our responsibility to address challenges such as debris and other hazards," Obama said in a statement.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

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