Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who splashes.
  • n. A guard to keep off splashes from anything; especially, one of the guards over the wheels of a carriage, locomotive, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

splash +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Plenty of damask towels hang on the rack, and the "splasher" is a marvel of needlework.

    Etiquette

  • 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.

    Norman Cressy: Musings II

  • Not only will you be made a laughing-stock of, but some scribbler, some ink-splasher will put you into a comedy.

    The Inspector-General

  • “Ah! old water-splasher, is it thou?” said she; “I am weeping for my golden ball, which has fallen into the well.”

    Household Tales

  • 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.

    The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources

  • 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.

    The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore

  • 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.

    Patchwork A Story of 'The Plain People'

  • I went in, as you say, and I put up an old splasher, because of the way he throws ink about.

    The Case of Jennie Brice

  • 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.

    The Case of Jennie Brice

  • I showed Mr. Holcombe the splasher, dotted with ink as usual.

    The Case of Jennie Brice

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