mudguard

[ muhd-gahrd ]
/ ˈmʌdˌgɑrd /

noun

Also called mud flap. splash guard.

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Origin of mudguard

First recorded in 1885–90; mud + guard
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Example sentences from the Web for mudguard

  • Also a woman backed her donkey cart into us at Annecy and put another dent in our mudguard, which was somehow discouraging.

    The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine
  • They shake hands and embrace, and the cabman cuts another notch in his mudguard, and gets back on the seat and drives on.

    Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for mudguard

mudguard
/ (ˈmʌdˌɡɑːd) /

noun

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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