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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.
See also: bender, fender

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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Hazard: The fender mounting bracket can break or bend, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Trelleborg recommended DP World test the final fenders when they arrived on site or before shipping from the production facility, using an analytical test developed earlier this year - and that this is built into all specifications.
Dudley Pattison, partner at Made 2 Measure Fenders LLP, said "Despite 5 new companies entering the inflatable fender market in the last 3 years, M2M Fenders has continued to grow its market share.
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.
The resin also gave Mahindra & Mahindra significant freedom to create aggressively flared fenders with accentuated curves and bold lines in line with the XUV500's cheetah-like design.
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.
Enough of that mud will damage or break the hinges that fasten the fenders to the hull.
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.
These inner fenders have been produced from steel and thermoplastic materials.
When I go to pick up the car, I don't have to find someone else to bolt the fender back on, or to paint it, or to put the light back in.
The several Kincaid's lupine sites, only some of which support Fenders, act as a DNA highway for this butterfly gene transfer.
While the HMD technology is for injection molded parts and is suitable for components including door skins and fenders, there is another material technology that lends itself to the production of horizontal panels including hoods and roofs.
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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.