backsplash

[bak-splash]

noun

paneling, as that attached to the back of a stovetop or to the wall behind a kitchen countertop, to protect against splashed liquids.

Nearby words

  1. backslide,
  2. backsliding,
  3. backsource,
  4. backspace,
  5. backspin,
  6. backsplice,
  7. backstab,
  8. backstabber,
  9. backstage,
  10. backstairs

Origin of backsplash

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; back1 + splash

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