[fen-der] /ˈfɛn dər/
the pressed and formed sheet-metal part mounted over the road wheels of an automobile, bicycle, etc., to reduce the splashing of mud, water, and the like.
a device on the front of a locomotive, streetcar, or the like, for clearing the track of obstructions.
a mudguard or splashboard on a horse-drawn vehicle.
Nautical. a piece of timber, bundle of rope, or the like, hung over the side of a vessel to lessen shock or prevent chafing, as between the vessel and a dock or another vessel.
a low metal guard before an open fireplace, to keep back falling coals.
a person or thing that wards something off.
a low metal frame which confines falling coals to the hearth
(mainly US) a metal frame fitted to the front of locomotives to absorb shock, clear the track, etc
a cushion-like device, such as a car tyre hung over the side of a vessel to reduce damage resulting from accidental contact or collision
(US & Canadian) the part of a car body that surrounds the wheels Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) wing
trademark a type of solid-body electric guitar
late 13c., shortening of defender. Used of attachments to boats at first, of fireplaces since 1680s; application to automobiles is 1919.
noun, Informal. 1. a collision between motor vehicles in which there is only minor damage. noun A minor car accident; trivial collision: I’ve only had one fender-bender since I got it (1960s+)
[fen-derd] /ˈfɛn dərd/ adjective 1. provided or protected with or a .
noun 1. 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. noun 1. an upright, usually freestanding, pile driven into the sea bed or a riverbed beside a berth to […]
- Fend for oneself
see: shift for oneself