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fender

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noun fend·er \ˈfen-dər\

Simple Definition of fender

  • : a part of a vehicle that covers a wheel

  • : a curved piece of metal that covers a wheel of a motorcycle or bicycle

  • : a low metal frame or screen placed in front of an open fireplace

Full Definition of fender

  1. :  a device that protects: as a (1) :  a cushion (as foam rubber or a wood float) between a boat and a dock or between two boats that lessens shock and prevents chafing (2) :  a pile or a row or cluster of piles placed to protect a dock or bridge pier from damage by ships or floating objects b :  railing c :  a device in front of locomotives and streetcars to lessen injury to animals or pedestrians in case of collision d :  a guard over the wheel of a motor vehicle e :  a low metal frame or a screen before an open fireplace f :  an oblong or triangular shield of leather attached to the stirrup leather of a saddle to protect a rider's legs

fend·ered play \-dərd\ adjective
fend·er·less adjective

Examples of fender

  1. <not wanting our brand-new cabin cruiser to get scratched, we put thick rubber fenders between it and the dock>



13th Century

First Known Use of fender

13th century



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