n 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]
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.