bender /ˈbɛndə/

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I. noun

1. an object or person that bends something

a metal bender.
2.
‹informal› a wild drinking spree.

he went off on a self-destructive bender.
3.
(Brit.)
‹informal›
‹offensive› a male homosexual.
4.
(Brit.) a shelter made by covering a framework of bent branches with canvas or tarpaulin.

we lived underneath this bender we built in the woods.
– origin late 15th cent. (denoting instruments such as pliers, for bending things): from bend1 + -er1.

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