splasher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n splasher protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
    • n splasher a protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Splasher A guard to keep off splashes from anything.
    • Splasher One of the guarde over the wheels, as of a carriage, locomotive, etc.
    • Splasher One who, or that which, splashes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n splasher One who or that which splashes. Specifically
    • n splasher That which is splashed; a contrivance to receive splashes that would otherwise deface the thing protected. A guard placed over locomotive-wheels to protect persons on the engine or the machinery from the wheels, or from wet or dirt thrown up by them.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Splasher one who, or that which, splashes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Plash.

Usage

In literature:

If you do as I have told you the splasher will be killed and you must then take his hide and wear it always.
"Indian Why Stories" by Frank Bird Linderman
I showed Mr. Holcombe the splasher, dotted with ink as usual.
"The Case of Jennie Brice" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Have your mud splashers shined?
"Ralph Granger's Fortunes" by William Perry Brown
It might have been double the amount, but I 've taken a hint from Splasher's Physiology.
"Roland Cashel Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
While the robin is a famous splasher, his neatness stops there.
"Bird Neighbors" by Neltje Blanchan
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In news:

The Splasher by Troy Schulze.
Was the duo trying to set off a stink bomb at an art opening last night actually the Splasher , or is that too obvious.
Was the duo trying to set off a stink bomb at an art opening last night actually the Splasher, or is that too obvious.
(1) Barry's Custom Lures Propbait in the color known as "TGO" — Lane calls this his "money-making bait" or (2) a Sébile Splasher in Sea Chrome.
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