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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fen-der]
    • /ˈfɛn dər/
    • /ˈfen.dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fen-der]
    • /ˈfɛn dər/

Definitions of fender word

  • noun fender the pressed and formed sheet-metal part mounted over the road wheels of an automobile, bicycle, etc., to reduce the splashing of mud, water, and the like. 1
  • noun fender a device on the front of a locomotive, streetcar, or the like, for clearing the track of obstructions. 1
  • noun fender a mudguard or splashboard on a horse-drawn vehicle. 1
  • noun fender Nautical. a piece of timber, bundle of rope, or the like, hung over the side of a vessel to lessen shock or prevent chafing, as between the vessel and a dock or another vessel. 1
  • noun fender a low metal guard before an open fireplace, to keep back falling coals. 1
  • noun fender a person or thing that wards something off. 1

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Origin of fender

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English fendour, aphetic variant of defendour defender

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Parts of speech for Fender


fender popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fender usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fender

noun fender

  • apron — An apron is a piece of clothing that you put on over the front of your normal clothes and tie round your waist, especially when you are cooking, in order to prevent your clothes from getting dirty.
  • shield — a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually on the left arm, as a defense against swords, lances, arrows, etc.
  • buffer — A buffer is something that prevents something else from being harmed or that prevents two things from harming each other.
  • mask — a form of aristocratic entertainment in England in the 16th and 17th centuries, originally consisting of pantomime and dancing but later including dialogue and song, presented in elaborate productions given by amateur and professional actors.
  • screen — a movable or fixed device, usually consisting of a covered frame, that provides shelter, serves as a partition, etc.

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