splash guard

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


Origin:
1925–30

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splash guard

noun
a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels [syn: mudguard
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Example sentences
Snorkel mouthpieces feature an orthodontic design, with a snorkel splash guard and wide-bore breathing tube.
Install anti-splash guard on all curb discharge pipes.
In some cases, only a splash guard is used to cover the back half of the mix tank.
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