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fender

fend·er

fender

 
pronunciation:
fen dr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a usu. metal guard over the wheel of a truck, car, bicycle, or the like.
The bicycle's fenders were spattered with mud.The car is in good condition with only a small dent in the fender.
definition 2: a heavy guard on the front of a locomotive or streetcar, to push obstacles away.
definition 3: an object of rubber, fiber, wood, or other material hung from the side of a vessel to prevent contact between the side and other surfaces.
definition 4: a low metal guard in front of a fireplace.
definition 5: one who fends or wards off.
derivation: fendered (adj.)
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