a pile, usually one of a group, set beside ferry slips, wharves, etc., to guide approaching vessels and driven so as to yield slightly when struck in order to lessen the shock of contact.
an upright, usually freestanding, pile driven into the sea bed or a riverbed beside a berth to protect the dock wall or wharf from the impact of vessels
- Fend for oneself
see: shift for oneself
[fend] /fɛnd/ verb (used with object) 1. to ward off (often followed by off): to fend off blows. 2. to defend. verb (used without object) 3. to resist or make defense: to fend against poverty. 4. to parry; fence. 5. to shift; provide: to fend for oneself. /fɛnd/ verb 1. (intransitive) foll by for. to […]
[feynuh-lawn] /feɪnəˈlɔ̃/ noun 1. François de Salignac de La Mothe [frahn-swa duh sa lee-nyak duh la mawt] /frɑ̃ˈswa də sa liˈnyak də la ˈmɔt/ (Show IPA), 1651–1715, French theologian and writer. /French fenlɔ̃/ noun 1. François de Salignac de La Mothe (frɑ̃swa də saliɲak də la mɔt). 1651–1715, French theologian and writer; author of Maximes […]
[fen-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌfɛn əˈreɪ ʃən/ noun, Law. 1. the lending of money on interest.