bender

noun bend·er \ ˈben-dər \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of bender

plural benders
1 : one that bends
2 : spree
  • hungover after a weekend bender
3 baseball, informal : curveball
  • … throws a nasty bender in the zone … .
  • —Tim Kurkjian
4 or bender tent , British : a simple shelter consisting of a framework of branches covered with a tarpaulin
  • The teenager had left to live in a bender, a home-made shelter in the woods … .
  • —Emma Cooney

Examples of bender in a Sentence

  1. He went on a bender and was drunk all weekend.

  2. didn't remember a thing after the all-night bender

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First Known Use of bender

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of bender for English Language Learners

  • : a period when someone gets very drunk



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