Definition of fender
: a device that protects: such asa (1) : a cushion (such 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 objectsb : railingc : a device in front of locomotives and streetcars to lessen injury to animals or pedestrians in case of collisiond : a guard over the wheel of a motor vehiclee : a low metal frame or a screen before an open fireplacef : an oblong or triangular shield of leather attached to the stirrup leather of a saddle to protect a rider's legs
fenderedplay \ˈfen-dərd\ adjective
Examples of fender in a Sentence
not wanting our brand-new cabin cruiser to get scratched, we put thick rubber fenders between it and the dock
Recent Examples of fender from the Web
Magette has spent the past three seasons with the Los Angeles D-fenders of the NBA D League.
In 1998, she was convicted for leaving the scene of an accident, a fender-bender, in which no one was hurt.
The truck has fender flares and five-spoke chrome ribs.
From a distance, the profile looks vaguely VW-esque, but Q7-style character lines along the fenders and door sills become apparent at close range.
Drivers’ fanciful dreams of an investigative team getting to the bottom of each fender-bender are quickly disabused.
Wide, black-painted over-fenders lend a tough look to the exterior and engulf the Concept's beefy Goodyear rubber.
For dads who like cars, check out the Fenders on Front Street vintage car show with music and MC Lance Lambert along Front Street in downtown Issaquah; and the Father’s Day Car Show on Sunday at Burien’s Strawberry Festival.
Busch, who started from the pole, suffered damage to the left rear fender when the wheel became dislodged.
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First Known Use of fender
FENDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fender for English Language Learners
: 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
FENDER Defined for Kids
Definition of fender for Students
: the part of a motor vehicle or bicycle that covers a wheel
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