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Webster 1913 Edition


Fender

Fen′der

,
Noun.
[From
Fend
,
Verb.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fender

FEND'ER

, n.
1.
That which defends; an utensil employed to hinder coals of fire from rolling forward to the floor.
2.
A piece of timber or other thing hung over the side of a vessel to prevent it from striking or rubbing against a wharf, also to preserve a small vessel from being injured by a large one.

Definition 2022


Fender

Fender

See also: fender

English

Proper noun

Fender

  1. A surname of German origin, a variant of Fenrich or Fendler.
  2. A manufacturer of electric guitars.

Anagrams

fender

fender

See also: Fender

English

Noun

fender (plural fenders)

  1. (US) panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels
  2. (US) a shield, usually of plastic or metal, on a bicycle that protects the rider from mud or water
  3. (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
  4. A low metal framework in front of a fireplace, intended to catch hot coals, soot, and ash

Synonyms

  • (US, panel of a car which encloses the wheel area): (Australian) guard, (British) wheel arch, (British) wing
  • (US, shield on a bicycle that protects the rider from mud or water): (British) mudguard

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

fender (third-person singular simple present fenders, present participle fendering, simple past and past participle fendered)

  1. (nautical) To use fenders to protect the side of a boat

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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English fender

Noun

fender m (definite singular fenderen, indefinite plural fendere or fendre or fendrer, definite plural fenderne or fendrene)

  1. (nautical) a fender

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Kai (eller bryggje) ved eit fiskebruk i Vardø. Gamle traktordekk vert ofte, slik som her, hengt opp langs kaisida som fenderar mellom skutesida og kaia. (old tractor tyres used as fenders)

Etymology

From English fender

Noun

fender m (definite singular fenderen, indefinite plural fenderar, definite plural fenderane)

  1. (nautical) a fender

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Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin findere, present active infinitive of findō, from Proto-Italic *findō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split).

Verb

fender (first-person singular present indicative fendo, past participle fendido)

  1. to split, cleave, rip
  2. to crack
  3. to separate

Conjugation

Related terms


Vilamovian

Pronunciation

Noun

fender m

  1. forester