splashboard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

splash +‎ board

Noun[edit]

splashboard (plural splashboards)

  1. A guard towards the front of a horse-drawn vehicle, to prevent splashing by mud or water from the road.
    • 1913, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Poison Belt[1]:
      The old driver was hanging over the splash-board like some grotesque scarecrow, his arms dangling absurdly in front of him.