Definitions for: Fender

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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