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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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  • Kept snapping my head against the marble backsplash.
  • Then set the cement board in place so that it butts against the backsplash molding.
  • The white subway tile backsplash in the remodeled kitchen highlights the warmth of the new wood cabinets.
  • The completely custom kitchen also comes with granite counters, tiled floor and elegant backsplash.
  • In any case, you'll be thankful for those footrests and might even master the art of avoiding backsplash.
  • Kitchen renovation will include new upper and lower cabinets, counter tops, backsplash and flooring.
  • Mirrors to be set on top of backsplash and attached to wall using mirror mastic.
  • Redo side backsplash on vanity in east bedroom to match other one.
  • Added requirement for wall protection in the form of a backsplash on walls adjacent to the janitor's mop sink.
  • Mirror and medicine cabinet bottoms directly above sink's rear backsplash to allow easy use when seated.

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