In a message dated 8/10/99 5:42:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Just in case you are confused by the above, in British English, a 'fender'
is something you put on the side of a boat, to keep it from hitting the
dock. The piece of metal (or fiberglass) that goes over the top of the
wheels on a car is called a 'wing'. In American English, the thing over
the wheels on a car is a 'fender', and a 'wing' is what allows airplanes
(aeroplanes) to fly.
I believe that the things on the side of a boat which cushion impact with a
dock are called fenders in Amerispeak as well.
And speaking of boatspeak aren't the frame projections which hold up the
outer portion of the floors called outriggers?
64 TR4 - all with port side steering