Part of speech: noun

One who or that which defends or wards off; any protecting device, as a guard before an open fire.

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Usage examples "fender":

  1. This smaller part, covered with gold or silver paper, will make the fender. - "What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes", Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
  2. In like manner I am a fender- fisherman. - "The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac", Eugene Field.
  3. So she wiped the little table at his side, and with one foot on the fender, and his elbow on his knee, he smoked leisurely into the fire- place. - "The House by the Church-Yard", J. Sheridan Le Fanu.