fender bender


Definition of fender bender

: a minor automobile accident

Examples of fender bender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ghaisar had been involved in a fender bender minutes earlier on the parkway and drove away. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "Sens. Grassley, Warner send another letter to FBI seeking update on Bijan Ghaisar killing," 18 June 2019 Amaya, 39, and Vinyard, 37, pursued Ghaisar, a 25-year-old accountant from McLean, down the George Washington Memorial Parkway on Nov. 17, 2017, after he had been involved in a minor fender bender minutes earlier. Washington Post, "Lawyers for Park Police officers in Bijan Ghaisar shooting say charging decision coming soon," 8 June 2019 Houston police say two drivers were exchanging information about a fender bender when a speeding car lost control and crashed into the two men at 1:15 a.m. Saturday. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Two men thrown into HOV lane during suspected drunk driver crash on Gulf Freeway," 23 Nov. 2019 Users can tap a button on screen and then report fender benders, major crashes, speed traps, or other events potentially slowing down traffic. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Google Maps on iPhone is adding traffic features made popular by Waze," 18 Oct. 2019 The intersection is a frequent site of fender benders and more serious collisions, as pedestrians headed to the beach have to try to beat fast-travelling cars. Megan O'matz, sun-sentinel.com, "Driver killed in crash with forklift at Fort Lauderdale beach," 17 Nov. 2019 Brangman became a safety advocate five years ago, after his 26-year old daughter, Jewel, was killed in a fender bender in Los Angeles. NBC News, "How to make sure a used car is safe," 15 Oct. 2019 However, some of the most valuable benefits a credit card can offer are the travel insurance policies when things go wrong, like a checked bag that goes missing or your rental car gets into a fender bender. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Credit Cards That Offer Travel Insurance When Your Trip Doesn't Go As Planned," 6 Aug. 2019 Starter Andrew Cashner and catcher Sandy Leon got into a fender bender on a swinging bunt that produced the first Rays run of the game. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, "Time is running out on the Red Sox, and they know it," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fender bender

circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fender bender was circa 1962

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19 Jan 2020

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“Fender bender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fender%20bender. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fender bender

US, informal : a minor car accident

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