Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

mudguard

[muhd-gahrd] /ˈmʌdˌgɑrd/
noun
1.
Also called mud flap. splash guard.
2.
fender (def 3).
Origin of mudguard
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; mud + guard

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
First recorded in 1925-30
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for mud-flaps

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for mud-flaps

Word Value for mud

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends