from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shield over or behind a vehicle's wheel to prevent mud or water from splashing onto that vehicle or a following vehicle. Also called splashguard.
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- n. a cover over the wheels of a vehicle, or a flap behind that wheel, to prevent water and mud being projected.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels
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