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mudguard

[ muhd-gahrd ]
/ ˈmʌdˌgɑrd /
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noun
Also called mud flap . splash guard.
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Origin of mudguard

First recorded in 1885–90; mud + guard

Words nearby mudguard

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How to use mudguard in a sentence

  • 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
  • It was just a push, but it pushed a big hole in our radiator, mashed up one of our lamps, and crinkled up our left mudguard.

    The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Youll find the whole fishermans outfit strapped under the carunder the left mudguard.

  • 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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