from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, a long fore-and-aft fender of wood hung over a ship's side just above the water-line amidships to prevent chafing against a dock.


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  • Men who seized the fender-bar were dragged off their feet.

    All-Wool Morrison Holman Day 1900

  • It crackled cosily, toasting their toes outstretched upon the fender-bar, melting their mood to such glowing confidences as they had not exchanged since Mary was in her teens.

    Sisters Ada Cambridge 1885


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