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Meaning of FENDER

Pronunciation:  'fendur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
  2. [n]  a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud; "in England they call a fender a wing"
  3. [n]  a low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth
  4. [n]  an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

FENDER is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: buffer, cowcatcher, pilot, wing
 See Also: auto, automobile, barrier, car, device, engine, frame, framework, framing, guard, locomotive, locomotive engine, machine, motorcar, mudguard, railway locomotive, safety, safety device, splashguard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fen"der\, n. [From {Fend}, v. t. & i., cf. {Defender}.]
One who or that which defends or protects by warding off
harm; as:
(a) A screen to prevent coals or sparks of an open fire from
    escaping to the floor.
(b) Anything serving as a cushion to lessen the shock when a
    vessel comes in contact with another vessel or a wharf.
(c) A screen to protect a carriage from mud thrown off the
    wheels: also, a splashboard.
(d) Anything set up to protect an exposed angle, as of a
    house, from damage by carriage wheels.

Thesaurus Terms
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