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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fender  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fender 
  n  1:  surrounds  the  wheels  of  a  vehicle;  "in  England  they  call  a 
  fender  a  wing"  [syn:  {wing}] 
  2:  an  inclined  metal  frame  at  the  front  of  a  locomotive  to 
  clear  the  track  [syn:  {buffer},  {cowcatcher},  {pilot}] 
  3:  a  low  metal  frame  to  confine  falling  coals  to  a  hearth 
  4:  a  cushion-like  device  that  reduces  shock  due  to  contact 
  [syn:  {buffer}] 




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