fender bender

noun

Definition of fender bender

: a minor automobile accident

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That’s going to be an expensive fender bender for the Honda driver. Cicero Estrella, The Mercury News, "Tracy Morgan gets in car accident after driving off dealership in $2-million Bugatti," 4 June 2019 Since then, its cars have robotically logged more 10 million miles on public roads in 25 cities in California, Arizona, Washington, Michigan and Georgia while getting into only a few accidents — mostly fender benders. Michael Liedtke, The Seattle Times, "Google’s robotic spinoff launches ride-hailing service," 5 Dec. 2018 The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Wednesday when two vehicles had a minor fender bender in the north side of the Beltway near Georgetown Pike, according to Virginia State Police. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Buzz on the Beltway: Father, son help catch bees that escaped from tractor trailer after crash," 3 May 2018 Sensors are located on bumpers and side mirrors, spots that are easily hit — either in a significant accident or some minor fender benders. Susan Tompor, chicagotribune.com, "Spike in auto insurance premiums driven by high-tech features," 29 Jan. 2018 Waymo’s cars with safety drivers have been involved in dozens of accidents in California, but those have mostly been minor fender benders at low speeds. Michael Liedtke, The Seattle Times, "Google spinoff to test truly driverless cars in California," 31 Oct. 2018 The call that came into a GEICO auto insurance claims department seemed routine: A Lexus GS350 was involved in a fender bender with a Chrysler 320 in North Miami-Dade. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "One Lexus, 10 crashes, none real. Rogue adjusters in Miami scammed GEICO, police say," 10 July 2018 In most casts, the fatal airbag deployments were triggered by a fender bender from which the victims should have been able to walk away, the release said. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Feds warn South Florida drivers about need to get airbags replaced," 8 June 2018 According to the report, the model’s chauffeured car was involved in a fender bender. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Kendall Jenner Denies Report She Was Involved in Fender Bender at Cannes Film Festival," 17 May 2018

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circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

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fender bender

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fender bender

US, informal : a minor car accident

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