Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which splashes. Specifically
- n. That which is splashed; a contrivance to receive splashes that would otherwise deface the thing protected. A guard placed over locomotive-wheels to protect persons on the engine or the machinery from the wheels, or from wet or dirt thrown up by them.
- n. Someone who splashes.
- n. dated A guard to keep off splashes from anything; especially, one of the guards over the wheels of a carriage, locomotive, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, splashes.
- n. One of the guarde over the wheels, as of a carriage, locomotive, etc.
- n. A guard to keep off splashes from anything.
- n. protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
- n. a protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud
- splash + -er (Wiktionary)
“Plenty of damask towels hang on the rack, and the "splasher" is a marvel of needlework.”
“In my scenario, the Senator tells the drowning person that it was the flailing non-swimmer's fault for falling in and not learning how to swim, not the Senator's doing, just before the erratic splasher goes under the surface for the last time.”
“Not only will you be made a laughing-stock of, but some scribbler, some ink-splasher will put you into a comedy.”
““Ah! old water-splasher, is it thou?” said she; “I am weeping for my golden ball, which has fallen into the well.””
“The washstand should have a full set of toilet mats, or a large towel with a colored border may be laid on it; also, a splasher placed on the wall at the back of the stand is very essential.”
“Freddie ducked under as every wave came, but Flossie was not always quick enough, and it was very hard for her to keep hold of the ropes when a big splasher dashed against her.”
“Maria led the way to the spare-room on the second floor, a large square room furnished in old-fashioned country style: a rag carpet, rag rugs, heavy black walnut bureau and wash-stand, the latter with an antique bowl and pitcher of pink and white, and a splasher of white linen outlined in turkey red cotton.”
“I went in, as you say, and I put up an old splasher, because of the way he throws ink about.”
“He spent most of the day writing, using the wash-stand as a desk, and it kept me busy with oxalic acid taking ink-spots out of the splasher and the towels.”
“I showed Mr. Holcombe the splasher, dotted with ink as usual.”
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