Bender



a person or thing that bends, as a pair of pliers or a powered machine.
Slang. a drinking spree.
Baseball Slang. curve (def 6a).
Contemporary Examples

Hollywood’s Best Worst Teachers Marlow Stern June 23, 2011
Prince William’s Mysterious Bachelor Party Harry Cole March 26, 2011
Designer Champagne Amy Cortese December 28, 2009
Gems, Guns and Death in a Jungle Mansion Zach Dyer May 24, 2014
These Photographs Would Die Without Him Dale Eisinger July 30, 2014

Historical Examples

The Outcry Henry James
The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
The Defenders Philip K. Dick
Rival Pitchers of Oakdale Morgan Scott
Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm Alice B. Emerson

noun
(informal) a drinking bout
(Brit, taboo, slang) a male homosexual
(informal) a makeshift shelter constructed by placing tarpaulin or plastic sheeting over bent saplings or woven branches
n.

A spree, esp a drinking spree; bat, binge: That three-day bender left Jim hurting all over/ a carrot-juice bender (1840s+)
A stolen car

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