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backsplash

[bak-splash] /ˈbækˌsplæʃ/
noun
1.
paneling, as that attached to the back of a stovetop or to the wall behind a kitchen countertop, to protect against splashed liquids.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism; back1 + splash
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