noun Date: 1886 1. a. fender d b. splash guard 2. a strip of material applied to a shoe upper just above the sole for protection against dampness or as an ornament

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mudguard — [mud′gärd΄] n. 1. former term for FENDER (sense a) 2. a) SPLASH GUARD b) a device similar in function, as on a bicycle, which blocks splashing mud, water, etc …   English World dictionary

  • mudguard — UK [ˈmʌdˌɡɑː(r)d] / US [ˈmʌdˌɡɑrd] noun [countable] Word forms mudguard : singular mudguard plural mudguards 1) British a piece of curved metal or plastic over a wheel of a bicycle that stops water and dirt from hitting the rider. The American… …   English dictionary

  • mudguard — /mud gahrd /, n. 1. Also called mud flap. splash guard. 2. fender (def. 3). [1885 90; MUD + GUARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • mudguard — noun a curved cover over the wheels of a bicycle or motorcycle (or a flap behind the wheel of a car or lorry) to prevent water and mud being thrown up Syn …   Wiktionary

  • mudguard — Everyday English Slang in Ireland n part of a bicycle that protects the rider from wheel splashes …   English dialects glossary

  • mudguard — mud|guard [ˈmʌdga:d US ga:rd] n BrE a curved piece of metal or plastic that covers the wheel of a bicycle and prevents mud from getting on the bicycle and rider American Equivalent: fender …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mudguard — mud|guard [ mʌd,gard ] noun count 1. ) AMERICAN a piece of metal, plastic, or rubber over or behind a wheel of a vehicle that stops dirt from the road from hitting the vehicle: SPLASHGUARD 2. ) BRITISH a FENDER on a bicycle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mudguard — [[t]mʌ̱dgɑː(r)d[/t]] mudguards N COUNT: usu pl The mudguards of a bicycle or other vehicle are curved pieces of metal or plastic above the tyres, which stop mud getting on the rider or vehicle. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, usually use fender,… …   English dictionary

  • mudguard — n. (British) fender, device which protects a car against mud and dirt …   English contemporary dictionary

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