fender-bender


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fend·er-bend·er

or fender bender (fĕn′dər-bĕn′dər)
n. Informal
A collision involving motor vehicles that results in minor damage.

fender-bender

n
informal US a minor collision between motor vehicles
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fender-bender - a collision between motor vehicles that produces minor damage
collision - an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object; "three passengers were killed in the collision"; "the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill"
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fender-bender

n (US inf) → kleiner Blechschaden
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Despite this implicating confession, French authorities have reportedly no records of the said fender-bender.
But this study found it's also true for minor concussions caused by accidents such as falling off a bike with a helmet on, having a traffic fender-bender, falling on the ski slopes, or slipping on ice and hitting your head.
Ghaisar had been rear-ended in a fender-bender and had left the scene.
According to NASA's (https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2019/galaxy-blazes-with-new-stars-born-from-close-encounter) statement , the fender-bender between the two galaxies occurred millions of years ago.
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But while minor accidents may not necessarily create traffic jams across roads, motorists that rubberneck ultimately end up causing more road delays than the effects of the fender-bender itself.
No one was injured in the fender-bender, and Rogers wasn't at the scene when police arrived.
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It's usually no big deal--even if we have to go back 20 years, there are almost invariably well over 100 accidents for a given type, even if most are of the fender-bender variety.
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