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Definition of "fender" []

  • A guard over each wheel of a motor vehicle, for example, that is shaped and positioned so as to block the splashing of water or mud. (noun)
  • A device at the front end of a locomotive or streetcar designed to push aside obstructions. (noun)
  • A cushioning device, such as a bundle of rope or a piece of timber, used on the side of a vessel or dock to absorb impact or friction. (noun)
  • A screen or metal framework placed in front of a fireplace to keep hot coals and debris from falling out. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fender" in a sentence
  • "Reverse gear works very well and the lever actuator located on the front right fender is convenient to engage."
  • "Some of my friends have been involved in fender benders (no injuries) with their personal cars."
  • "Bobcats 'Felton sustains injuries in fender-bender"