[splash-bawrd, -bohrd]


a board, guard, or screen to protect from splashing, as a dashboard of a vehicle or a guard placed over a wheel to intercept water, dirt, etc.
Nautical. washboard(def 3).

Origin of splashboard

First recorded in 1820–30; splash + board
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Examples from the Web for splashboard

Historical Examples of splashboard

  • His jacket was of velveteen, and he had large, iron-shod boots, which were perched upon the splashboard in front of him.

    Danger! and Other Stories

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Jack Cardigan had broken a splashboard, so far as one could make out, and would not be "fit" for some time.

  • Mrs. Vansuythen obeyed, but as Mrs. Boulte leaned forward, putting her hand upon the splashboard of the dog-cart, Kurrell spoke.

    Under the Deodars

    Rudyard Kipling

  • She looked down at him as he stood with one hand resting on the splashboard, and he, looking up to her, smiled in return.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • When he had got rid of everything but half a wheel and the splashboard he bolted again.

British Dictionary definitions for splashboard



a guard on a vehicle to protect people from splashing water, mud, etc
nautical another word for washboard (def. 4b)
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