Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shield over or behind a vehicle's wheel to prevent mud or water from splashing onto that vehicle or a following vehicle.
  • noun A strip of leather, rubber, or other material added to the upper of a shoe just above the sole as protection against mud and water or as a decoration.

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  • noun 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.

  • 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

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Examples

  • Btw, my husband and his siblings + cousins call this dish 'mudguard'.

    The Lentil Challenge - Madgane

  • The Streetfighter will be available Spring 2009 in either red or white with a black frame and grey wheels, the S will come in red or black with a bronze frame and wheels as well as a carbon fiber front mudguard and cambelt covers.

    Ducati Streetfighter and Streetfighter S get 155bhp 1098 engine - Hell For Leather

  • We would have expected a bit more clearance for chubbier, sportive-friendly tyres 25s or maybe even 28s and single mudguard eyelets also wouldn't hurt – performance is never compromised with slightly larger tyres, and the likelihood of a 566 Origin owner doing a wet brevet/grand fondo/sportive is high.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • We would have expected a bit more clearance for chubbier, sportive-friendly tyres 25s or maybe even 28s and single mudguard eyelets also wouldn't hurt – performance is never compromised with slightly larger tyres, and the likelihood of a 566 Origin owner doing a wet brevet/grand fondo/sportive is high.

    Bicycle Marketing: Survival of the Beefiest

  • "It's a classic shape, with a high sprung saddle, a big rear mudguard over the back wheel and open V-twin action," Mr. McGregor says.

    Hit List: Ewan McGregor

  • The new Vespa S, with its rectangular headlamp, trimmed down mudguard and racy-looking back light, is designed to appeal to Italian youths who have heard about the famous 50 Special model from parents or grandparents.

    2007 July archive at eternallycool.net

  • But I knew that aside from some superficial damage—chipped paint, an ugly crack in the rear mudguard, rusted-through places in the exhaust pipe—the bike was in fine working condition.

    The Worst Years of Your Life

  • The new Vespa S, with its rectangular headlamp, trimmed down mudguard and racy-looking back light, is designed to appeal to Italian youths who have heard about the famous 50 Special model from parents or grandparents.

    2007 July 26 archive at eternallycool.net

  • The new Vespa S, with its rectangular headlamp, trimmed down mudguard and racy-looking back light, is designed to appeal to Italian youths who have heard about the famous 50 Special model from parents or grandparents.

    Buzzing About On A Vespa at eternallycool.net

  • I asked the store to fit it with mudguards and a back rack, which they did - I got the rear mudguard and a bottle holder for free, and they didn't charge for mounting them.

    Letter meme: P

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  • Fender in AmE; spatbord (!!) in Dutch!

    August 18, 2008