rear-ender

(redirected from rear-ended)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

rear-ender

A minor car accident in which minimal damage is incurred, especially to the front and rear bumpers of the two cars involved. Michelle was a new driver so she was extremely upset when she had her first accident. Luckily, it was just a rear-ender, so there was no real damage to either car involved. I know a mechanic who specializes in providing affordable repairs for scrapes, scratches, and rear-enders. You need to start slowing down much sooner when you're coming up to a red light, or sooner or later you'll end up causing a rear-ender with the car ahead of you.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

rear-ender

and back-ender
n. an automobile wreck where one car runs into the back of another. (see also fender-bender.) It wasn’t a bad accident, just a rear-ender. The rain caused a couple of “back-enders,” but there were no serious accidents.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Another way to calculate the crash rates was to consider the exposure of the rear-ended crash-involved vehicles only.
When he reached the exit ramp, but before he could proceed, a Honda Prelude rear-ended the Chevette.
In La Union, Denver Selga, 27, died after his motorcycle was rear-ended by a cargo van as they traversed the Aspiras Highway at Barangay Cares in Pugo town at 10:20 p.m.
Hess rear-ended Cashion and Cashion rear-ended Merkel.
The fatalities were in an L300 van, which rear-ended a parked truck in Barangay San Roque then crashed into another van.
Two people were killed and one injured when a pick-up truck rear-ended another on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Rd Image Credit: Dubai Police COURTESY Dubai Police Image Credit: Noorhan Barakat, Staff Reporter
The second bus, which rear-ended the first bus, was driven by Matthew J.
A 77-year-old woman remained hospitalized Thursday in critical condition, one day after her car was rear-ended in Eugene by an alleged drunken driver in a sport utility vehicle.
A semi-trailer truck rear-ended another and tumbled over and skidded into the opposite lane on the Shanghai-Kunming expressway at around 4:30 a.m.
They were waiting for the train to pass in front of the crossing when the car, driven by Tetsu Ikeda, a 46-year-old dentist, rear-ended their bicycles, knocking them into the path of the train, operated by Kintetsu Corp., the police said.
One train rear-ended another on the California Screamin' ride at Disney's California Adventure.
Getting rear-ended is not a pleasant experience, drivers.
My car was rear-ended by one of these transit van-driving families and this started a chain of calls and veiled threats.
This means that a lawyer trying a rear-end collision case must do more than just prove that the plaintiff's vehicle was rear-ended. The lawyer must demonstrate to the jury how the collision occurred and what the rear-ending driver did wrong in order to obtain a finding of negligence.
A manager of a lending firm was killed on Thursday night after his motorcycle rear-ended a parked cargo truck in San Jacinto town in Pangasinan, police said on Friday.