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Definition of "splashboard" []

  • A structure that protects the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud. (noun)
  • Nautical A screen on a boat to keep water from splashing onto the deck. (noun)
  • A board for closing a spillway or sluice. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "splashboard" in a sentence
  • "He takes a rein in each hand; jerks and pulls at both; and dances on the splashboard with both feet (keeping his seat, of course) like the late lamented"
  • "Jack Cardigan had broken a splashboard, so far as one could make out, and would not be"
  • "Polly sat on her trunk by the splashboard; and Tilly, crowded out, rode in on one of the cart-horses, a coloured bed-quilt pinned round her waist to protect her skirts."