from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A collision involving motor vehicles that results in minor damage.
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- n. A minor accident involving at least one motor vehicle.
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- n. a collision between motor vehicles that produces minor damage
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On Wednesday, John Feinstein's weekly segment on ESPN 980's The Sports Reporters -- one of my favorite weekly segments on any local station -- ended abruptly, with a scream and a profanity, after Feinstein was sideswiped in a minor fender-bender.
That was sweet of him, but it was really just a fender-bender.
After the fender-bender, he went to their apartment and again appeared distraught, taking out a handgun and threatening to shoot himself, the wife told police.
Just something they kept on calling fender-bender.
At the scene of her first fender-bender -- in Altadena -- she emerged from her little coupe with dark glasses, chignon and wide-brimmed hat all firmly in place.
When this issue came up in a previous campaign, Rivera's his car got into a fender-bender with a truck delivering campaign mail.
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Seventy-year-old Raymond Veloz got into a fender-bender in South Chicago one morning last December.
The third was a nasty fender-bender between an SUV and some tiny thing.
The tongue-in-cheek image is just a hint of the guido mayhem that will take place this new season, including Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's fender-bender with Italian police, fake fights, new singledom and lots of GTL.