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fender

1. Chiefly US a metal frame fitted to the front of locomotives to absorb shock, clear the track, etc.
2. a cushion-like device, such as a car tyre hung over the side of a vessel to reduce damage resulting from accidental contact or collision
3. US and Canadian the part of a car body that surrounds the wheels

Fender

 

a device to soften the impact of a ship against a pier or the side of another ship.

Ship fenders are dropped over the sides before mooring or secured to the sides in the places most subject to impact. Piers often have permanent fenders. Fenders are made from pliable materials (wood and rubber), woven from natural rope, or inflated (pneumatic). For mooring ships in the open sea pneumatic fenders made of rubberized fabric are the most suitable.

fender

[′fen·der]
(civil engineering)
A timber, cluster of piles, or bag of rope placed along dock or bridge pier to prevent damage by docking ships or floating objects.
(engineering)
A cover over the upper part of a wheel of an automobile or other vehicle.
(mining engineering)
A thin pillar of coal adjacent to the gob, left for protection while driving a lift through the mine pillar.
(naval architecture)
A padded device acting as a buffer to prevent damage between two ships or between a ship and dock.

fender

A protective curb or device, often of timber.
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