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splash guard

noun
1.
a large flap behind a rear tire to prevent mud, water, etc., from being splashed on the following vehicle.
Also called mudguard, mud flap.
Origin of splash guard
1925-1930
1925-30

mudguard

[muhd-gahrd] /ˈmʌdˌgɑrd/
noun
1.
Also called mud flap. splash guard.
2.
fender (def 3).
Origin
1885-90; mud + guard
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British Dictionary definitions for mud-flap

mudguard

/ˈmʌdˌɡɑːd/
noun
1.
a curved part of a motorcycle, bicycle, etc, attached above the wheels to reduce the amount of water or mud thrown up by them US and Canadian name fender
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Word Origin and History for mud-flap
n.

1903, from mud (n.) + flap (n.).

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