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[splash-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈsplæʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a board, guard, or screen to protect from splashing, as a dashboard of a vehicle or a guard placed over a wheel to intercept water, dirt, etc.
Nautical. washboard (def 3).
Origin of splashboard
First recorded in 1820-30; splash + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for splashboard
Historical Examples
  • His jacket was of velveteen, and he had large, iron-shod boots, which were perched upon the splashboard in front of him.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Jack Cardigan had broken a splashboard, so far as one could make out, and would not be "fit" for some time.

  • Mrs. Vansuythen obeyed, but as Mrs. Boulte leaned forward, putting her hand upon the splashboard of the dog-cart, Kurrell spoke.

    Under the Deodars Rudyard Kipling
  • She looked down at him as he stood with one hand resting on the splashboard, and he, looking up to her, smiled in return.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • When he had got rid of everything but half a wheel and the splashboard he bolted again.

  • Then they stopped altogether, and she felt the shock of hoofs upon the splashboard.

  • Get your weight right forward on the splashboard now that we are going uphill, nephew.

    Rodney Stone Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for splashboard


a guard on a vehicle to protect people from splashing water, mud, etc
(nautical) another word for washboard (sense 4b)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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