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Noun: fender  fen-du(r)
  1. A barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
    "in Britain they call a fender a wing";
    - wing [Brit]
  2. An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
    - buffer, cowcatcher [N. Amer], pilot [N. Amer]
  3. A low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth
  4. A cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
    - buffer

Derived forms: fenders

Type of: barrier, device, frame, framework, guard, safety, safety device

Part of: auto [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], car, engine, loco [informal], locomotive, locomotive engine, motorcar, railroad locomotive [N. Amer], railway locomotive [Brit, Cdn], wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: Fender, Clarence Leo