splashboard
Dashboard Dash"board` (d[a^]sh"b[=o]rd`), n. 1. A board placed on the fore part of a carriage, sleigh, or other vehicle, to intercept water, mud, or snow, thrown up by the heels of the horses; -- in England commonly called {splashboard}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) (a) The float of a paddle wheel. (b) A screen at the bow af a steam launch to keep off the spray; -- called also {sprayboard}. [1913 Webster]

3. an instrument panel beneath the front window of a motor vehicle (such as an automobile or truck), containing indicating gauges and dials, such as the speedometer and fuel gauges, and sometimes certain control knobs or other devices. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Splashboard — Splash board , n. A guard in the front part of vehicle, to prevent splashing by a mud or water from the horse s heels; in the United States commonly called dashboard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splashboard — [splash′bôrd΄] n. 1. any screen or board protecting riders on a vehicle from being splashed in wet weather 2. a screen to keep water from splashing onto the deck of a boat 3. a trap for closing a sluice or spillway …   English World dictionary

  • splashboard — noun Date: 1826 1. dashboard 1 2. a panel to protect against splashes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • splashboard — /splash bawrd , bohrd /, n. 1. a board, guard, or screen to protect from splashing, as a dashboard of a vehicle or a guard placed over a wheel to intercept water, dirt, etc. 2. Naut. washboard (def. 3). [1820 30; SPLASH + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • splashboard — n. screen or guard set in place to protect from splashing water or mud …   English contemporary dictionary

  • splashboard — /ˈsplæʃbɔd/ (say splashbawd) noun 1. a board, guard, or screen to protect from splashing, as a dashboard of a vehicle or a guard placed over a wheel to intercept water, dirt, etc. 2. a screen to prevent water or spray from coming on the deck of a …   Australian English dictionary

  • splashboard — noun 1. protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side • Syn: ↑washboard • Hypernyms: ↑protective covering, ↑protective cover, ↑protection • Part Holonyms: ↑vessel …   Useful english dictionary

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  • calash — /keuh lash /, n. 1. Also, calèche. a light vehicle pulled by one or two horses, seating two to four passengers, and having two or four wheels, a seat for a driver on a splashboard, and sometimes a folding top. 2. a folding top of a carriage. 3.… …   Universalium

  • Dashboard — Dash board (d[a^]sh b[=o]rd ), n. 1. A board placed on the fore part of a carriage, sleigh, or other vehicle, to intercept water, mud, or snow, thrown up by the heels of the horses; in England commonly called {splashboard}. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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