Wortformen:(regular plural) fender-benders
noun (Insurance: Vehicle insurance) A fender-bender is a car accident in which little damage is done. An informal term ⇒ It is recommended that you purchase this coverage because if you are involved in a fender-bender with an uninsured motorist, it is highly unlikely you will receive any payment for damages if the other driver is at fault. ⇒ There are thousands of instances of fender-benders where these seemingly insignificant accidents have escalated into major disputes over liability. ⇒ A fender-bender is a car accident in which little damage is done.
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