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Dictionary Definition



1 a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud; "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 guard to confine falling coals to a hearth
4 a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact [syn: buffer]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Fender



  • a UK /ˈfɛnd.ə(ɹ)/, /"fEnd.@(r)/
  • Rhymes with: -ɛndə(r)


  1. panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels
  2. a shield, usually of plastic or metal, on a bicycle that protects the rider from mud or water
  3. 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.


Derived terms


panel of a car
a shield, usually of plastic or metal, on a bicycle that protects the rider from mud or water
  • French: garde-boue
  • German: Schutzblech
  • Spanish: guardabarros
nautical term

Extensive Definition

Fender may refer to:
  • Fender (vehicle) (American English) or wing (British English), a portion of a vehicle that encloses or covers the wheels
  • Fender (boating), bumper, usually air or foam filled, used to keep boats from banging into docks or each other
  • Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, a brand of stringed musical instruments, famous for its electric guitars like the stratocaster and the telecaster and it large selection of basses
  • Rhodes piano, called Fender Rhodes piano from 1959–1974 after buyout by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
  • Fender (robots), fictional character from the movie Robots
Fender as a surname may refer to:
fender in Danish: Fender (flertydig)
fender in German: Fender
fender in Dutch: Fender
fender in Japanese: フェンダー

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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