mender

[men-der]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that mends.
  2. 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
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Related Words for mender

shaman, physician, therapist, technician, mender, doctor

Examples from the Web for mender

Historical Examples of mender

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

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • "Nothing but supper now," said the mender of roads, with a hungry face.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • 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

  • "Never," answered the mender of roads, recovering his perpendicular.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • "By his tall figure," said the mender of roads, softly, and with his finger at his nose.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens


Word Origin and History for mender
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper