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mudguard

[muhd-gahrd]
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noun
  1. Also called mud flap. splash guard.
  2. fender(def 3).
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Origin of mudguard

First recorded in 1885–90; mud + guard
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Related Words

bumperapronshieldbuffermaskscreencoverguardcurbcushionwardprotectorframemudguardsplashboard

Examples from the Web for mudguard

Historical Examples

  • 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

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for mudguard

mudguard

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 themUS and Canadian name: fender
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