"fender" in the noun sense
1. fender, wing
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, pilot
an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
a low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth
4. buffer, fender
a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
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