Fender meaning

fĕn'dər
A device at the front end of a locomotive or streetcar designed to push aside obstructions.
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A cushioning device, such as a bundle of rope or a piece of timber, used on the side of a vessel or dock to absorb impact or friction.
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A screen or metal framework placed in front of a fireplace to keep hot coals and debris from falling out.
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A guard over each wheel of a motor vehicle, for example, that is shaped and positioned so as to block the splashing of water or mud.
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Anything that fends off or protects something else.
  • A metal or plastic enclosure over the wheels of an automobile or other vehicle to protect against splashing mud, etc.
  • A device on the front of a streetcar or locomotive to catch or push aside anything on the track.
  • A low screen or frame in front of a fireplace to keep the hot coals in.
  • A pad or cushion of canvas, rope, wood, etc. hung over a ship's side to protect it when going alongside a pier or another ship.
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(US) Panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
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(US) A shield, usually of plastic or metal, on a bicycle that protects the rider from mud or water.
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(nautical) Any shaped cushion-like object normally made from polymers, rubber or wood that is placed along the sides of a boat to prevent damage when moored alongside another vessel or jetty, or when using a lock, etc. Modern variations are cylindrical although older wooden version and rubbing strips can still be found; old tyres are used as a cheap substitute.
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A low metal framework in front of a fireplace, intended to catch hot coals, soot, and ash.
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A surname​ of German origin, a variant of Fenrich or Fendler.
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A manufacturer of electric guitars.
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Origin of fender

fend +‎ -er