fender

[ fen-der ]
/ ˈfɛn dər /

noun

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.

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Origin of fender

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English fendour, aphetic variant of defendour defender
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British Dictionary definitions for fender (1 of 2)

fender
/ (ˈfɛndə) /

noun

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 and Canadian the part of a car body that surrounds the wheelsAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): wing

Derived forms of fender

fendered, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for fender (2 of 2)

Fender
/ (ˈfɛndə) /

noun

trademark a type of solid-body electric guitar

Word Origin for Fender

C20: named after Leo Fender (1909-91), its US inventor (1951)
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