fender fender  /ˈfɛn dər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
  2. (n) an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  3. (n) a low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth
  4. (n) a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. My car started to spin and was hit on the right front fender.
  2. The outsize head lamps, the twin exhausts under the middle of the back fender and the squat little body mark it as a mini from the front and back.
  3. They don't even get out to look at a fender.

News

  1. Law Would Let Police Search Your Phone After Accidents

    Imagine getting into a minor fender bender on the way to work. After checking your license and registration, the police officer on the scene starts rifling through your phone, checking your most recent text messages and your call log, all to make sure being distracted your phone wasn’t the cause of the crash. An abuse of police power? Not in New Jersey. A new law proposed by State Sen. James ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Techland

  2. Driver fleeing fender bender crashes into van just blocks away: cops

    Several people were injured late Sunday after a motorist involved in a fender bender tried to flee the scene but crashed into a van just blocks away, authorities said. The chain of events was put in motion when a 30-year-old man driving a Nissan Maxima rear-ended a Volvo about 11:05 p.m. Sunday in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, according to the police Office of News Affairs. When officers on ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. Fender bender in front of St. Alphonsus Church

    If you were wondering what was slowing traffic along 15th, it was a car accident. What looks like a fender bender occurred out in front of the St. Alphonsus Church on NW 58th St and 15th Ave NW at approximately 6:12 p.m. An ambulance rolled right by the scene and a fire truck didn't respond until 6:25 p.m. Follow Ballard News-Tribune on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ballardnewstrib And Twitter ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Ballard News-Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Tell that 5, if I get a fender underneath him, he better think about the fact that we're teammates," Gordon said. "If I don't get a fender underneath him, I won't move him out of the way."
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Jeff Gordon Source: SI.com

  2. "I felt a bomb explode in my right front tire," Vickers said. "I just went down into the tri-oval and it didn't cut or go flat - it exploded. I saw the right front fender going through the air before the front of the car even dropped. It was...
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Brian Vickers Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Somebody's entire fender and underbody was on the racetrack," Hamlin said. "I literally pumped my fist in the car because I knew a caution was going to come out." "And of course, if caution comes out, it's game over. Instead, Hendrick...
    on May 14, 2007 By: Denny Hamlin Source: Kansas City Star

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