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[men-der] /ˈmɛn dər/
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
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at mend, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Nothing but supper now," said the mender of roads, with a hungry face.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • She no longer wants to be the cook, the mender, the sweeper of the house!

    The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin
  • She pretended to be a cleaner and mender of lace, but she sold a good many other things.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • "Never," answered the mender of roads, recovering his perpendicular.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • mender puffed for a few moments at a Russian cigarette, before he again spoke.

  • It was the turn of the mender of roads to say it this time, after observing these operations.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • The mender of nets tapped softly against the table with his thin, white fingers.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • "That was perhaps to be expected," answered mender reflectively.

  • Then, the mender of roads having got his tools together and all things ready to go down into the village, roused him.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • "It was an indiscretion, true," nodded the white-haired mender thoughtfully.

Word Origin and History for mender

late 14c., agent noun from mend (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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