- a person or thing that mends.
- a piece of sheet metal that has been imperfectly tinned but that may be retinned to an acceptable standard.
Origin of mender
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Examples from the Web for mender
She pretended to be a cleaner and mender of lace, but she sold a good many other things.The Dream
"Nothing but supper now," said the mender of roads, with a hungry face.
It was the turn of the mender of roads to say it this time, after observing these operations.
"Never," answered the mender of roads, recovering his perpendicular.
"By his tall figure," said the mender of roads, softly, and with his finger at his nose.
Word Origin and History for mender
late 14c., agent noun from mend (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper