mender

[men-der]
noun
1.
a person or thing that mends.
2.
a piece of sheet metal that has been imperfectly tinned but that may be retinned to an acceptable standard.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see mend, -er1

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mend (mɛnd)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to repair (something broken or unserviceable)
2.  to improve or undergo improvement; reform (often in the phrase mend one's ways)
3.  (intr) to heal or recover
4.  (intr) (of conditions) to improve; become better
5.  (Northern English) (tr) to feed or stir (a fire)
 
n
6.  the act of repairing
7.  a mended area, esp on a garment
8.  on the mend becoming better, esp in health
 
[C12: shortened from amend]
 
'mendable
 
adj
 
'mender
 
n

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Small holes can be mended by cleaning the metal inside with steel wool, then filling with pewter epoxy mender.
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