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fend·er / ˈfendər/ • n. 1. a thing used to keep something off or prevent a collision, in particular: ∎  the mudguard or area around the wheel well of a vehicle. ∎  a plastic cylinder, tire, etc., hung over a ship's side to protect it against impact. ∎  a metal frame at the front of a locomotive or streetcar for pushing aside obstacles on the line; a cowcatcher. 2. a low frame bordering a fireplace to contain burning materials.

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