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splashboard definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side [syn: washboard, splashboard]
2: protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc. [syn: splashboard, splasher, dashboard]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1826 1. dashboard 1 2. a panel to protect against splashes

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 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.

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