splash guard


a large flap behind a rear tire to prevent mud, water, etc., from being splashed on the following vehicle.

Nearby words

  1. splanchnotribe,
  2. splash,
  3. splash dam,
  4. splash down,
  5. splash erosion,
  6. splash out,
  7. splashback,
  8. splashboard,
  9. splashdown,
  10. splasher

Origin of splash guard

First recorded in 1925–30

Also called mudguard, mud flap.




Also called mud flap. splash guard.

Origin of mudguard

First recorded in 1885–90; mud + guard

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British Dictionary definitions for mud flap



a curved part of a motorcycle, bicycle, etc, attached above the wheels to reduce the amount of water or mud thrown up by themUS and Canadian name: fender
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