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fender bender

A small car accident in which minimal damage is incurred. Michelle was a new driver so she was extremely upset when she had her first accident. Luckily, it was a fender bender and there was no real damage to either car involved.
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fender bender

Fig. a minor car accident. A small fender bender tied up traffic on the expressway for hours!
See also: bender, fender


1. n. a minor accident. (see also rear-ender.) There are a couple of fender-benders on the expressway this morning, so be careful.
2. n. a reckless driver (who causes minor accidents). I can’t get insurance on my seventeen-year-old, who is a hopeless fender-bender.
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After working on the project with DP World since 2011, Trelleborg supplied the SCN 1300 fenders to protect berths 18 and 19 with installation completed in April 2014.
8220;Renault's vision and innovation have played a leading role in the mainstream adoption of plastic fenders to achieve key automotive industry goals of enhanced sustainability and design freedom,” said Leon Jacobs, Automotive leader, Europe, Innovative Plastics.
We expect this type of project - requiring in-depth engineering and application know-how and total fender solutions, including a large number of large fenders - to become more prevalent due to the increase in vessel sizes and traffic coming through major ports," said Richard Hepworth, president of Trelleborg Marine Systems.
5mn contract to execute the largest-ever marine fender solution project for the New Doha Port Project in Qatar.
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The automaker said the new technology is the first to enable the recycling of fenders made by different manufacturers at the same time and it significantly increases recycling efficiency by automating processes to remove metal attachments.
Molded fiber glass inner front fenders to give automobile corrosion protection are being planned for volume car models by major car manufacturers.
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Meridian began using the new approach in mid-2001 for pickup truck fenders, but it has since expanded its uv-curing line in Kansas City to include a wider range of part sizes and shapes.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-29 March 2001-Trelleborg strengthens marine fenders business through acquisitions(C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Marking a new milestone in its 25-year relationship developing thermoplastic fenders with Renault SA Sabic's Innovative Plastics business announced that the French automaker has successfully adopted a new post-industrial recycled (PIR) grade of Noryl GTX resin as part of its ongoing drive to comply with the European Union's end-of-life vehicle (ELV) requirements.
com)-- The vehicle's fenders are the first to be produced using 2-cavity injection molding with NORYL GTX resin, allowing MMC to cut cycle times in half and reduce tooling costs.