fender

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
fend•er /ˈfɛndɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Transportthe part mounted over the wheels of an automobile, bicycle, etc., to reduce splashing.
  2. Buildinga low metal guard before an open fireplace to keep back falling coals.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
fend•er  (fendər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Transportthe 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.
  2. Transporta device on the front of a locomotive, streetcar, or the like, for clearing the track of obstructions.
  3. Transporta mudguard or splashboard on a horse-drawn vehicle.
  4. Nautical, Naval Termsa 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.
  5. Buildinga low metal guard before an open fireplace, to keep back falling coals.
  6. a person or thing that wards something off.
  • Middle English fendour, aphetic variant of defendour defender 1350–1400


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fender /ˈfɛndə/ n
  1. a low metal frame which confines falling coals to the hearth
  2. chiefly US a metal frame fitted to the front of locomotives to absorb shock, clear the track, etc
  3. 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
  4. US Canadian the part of a car body that surrounds the wheels
    Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): wing



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