What does fender mean?

Definitions for fender
ˈfɛn dərfend·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fender, wingnoun

    a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud

    "in Britain they call a fender a wing"

  2. fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilotnoun

    an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

  3. fendernoun

    a low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth

  4. buffer, fendernoun

    a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact


  1. fendernoun

    panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels

  2. fendernoun

    a shield, usually of plastic or metal, on a bicycle that protects the rider from mud or water

  3. fendernoun

    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. fendernoun

    A low metal framework in front of a fireplace, intended to catch hot coals, soot, and ash

  5. Fendernoun

    of origin, a variant of Fenrich or Fendler.

  6. Fendernoun

    A manufacturer of electric guitars.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fendernoun

    Etymology: from fend.


  1. fender

    A fender is a part of a vehicle, usually over the wheel, designed to prevent mud, dirt, rocks, and other road debris from being thrown into the air. They're also designed to absorb minor impacts in order to reduce damage to the vehicle. In the context of marine vessels, a fender is a bumper used to absorb the kinetic energy of a boat or vessel berthing against a jetty or another vessel. In terms of musical instruments, Fender is a renowned brand known for their guitars and amplifiers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fender

    one who or that which defends or protects by warding off harm

  2. Fender

    a screen to prevent coals or sparks of an open fire from escaping to the floor

  3. Fender

    anything serving as a cushion to lessen the shock when a vessel comes in contact with another vessel or a wharf

  4. Fender

    a screen to protect a carriage from mud thrown off the wheels: also, a splashboard

  5. Fender

    anything set up to protect an exposed angle, as of a house, from damage by carriage wheels

  6. Etymology: [From Fend, v. t. & i., cf. Defender.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fender

    fend′ėr, n. a metal guard before a fire to confine the ashes: a protection for a ship's side against piers, &c., consisting of a bundle of rope, &c.—ns. Fend′er-beam, a fender of wood, protecting a ship's side in dock: a permanent buffer at the end of a railway siding; Fend′er-board, a board protecting the steps of a carriage from the dust thrown up by the wheels. [Fend.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. fender

    An object, usually made of rope or rubber, hung over the side of a vessel to protect the sides from damage caused by impact with wharves or other craft.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fender is ranked #5743 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fender surname appeared 6,034 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Fender.

    93.1% or 5,619 total occurrences were White.
    2.6% or 158 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 114 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 84 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 38 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 21 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. nerfed

  2. ferned

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fender in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fender in a Sentence

  1. Craig Rowland:

    This is a tremendous success story – to go from nearly extinct to on the road to recovery, we’ve only reached this point of being able to downlist because of successful partnerships with landowners, conservation agencies, businesses, other agencies, and the work of our national wildlife refuges to conserve Fender’s butterfly.

  2. Kira Wampler:

    Parking tickets, little fender benders, learning how to drive, having to do car repairs culminating in this mountain of cars that really bring to life the frustration and the circus that we have allowed our lives to become when we are so driven by cars, we are bringing this commercial to life as part of helping people better understand our vision and our mission, which is really fundamentally every seat, every car, every driver.

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