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 for To fend off a vessel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fend \Fend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fended; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Fending.] [Abbrev. fr. defend.]
     To keep off; to prevent from entering or hitting; to ward
     off; to shut out; -- often with off; as, to fend off blows.
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           With fern beneath to fend the bitter cold. --Dryden.
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     To fend off a boat or To fend off a vessel (Naut.), to
        prevent its running against anything with too much
        violence.
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