mud flap


Also called mud flap. splash guard.
fender ( def 3 ).

1885–90; mud + guard Unabridged

splash guard

a large flap behind a rear tire to prevent mud, water, etc., from being splashed on the following vehicle.
Also called mudguard, mud flap.

1925–30 Unabridged
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mudguard (ˈmʌdˌɡɑːd)
US and Canadian name: fender a curved part of a motorcycle, bicycle, etc, attached above the wheels to reduce the amount of water or mud thrown up by them

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Main Entry:  mud flap
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a piece of material that is set behind the wheel(s) of a vehicle and designed to keep dirt, debris, and water from flying up off the road onto the vehicle body; also written mudflap's 21st Century Lexicon
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