mud flap

mud flap
: a sheet of thin material suspended behind each rear wheel of a motor vehicle to intercept spattered mud and water

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(also mudflap) n. a flap that hangs behind the wheel of a vehicle and is designed to prevent water, mud, and stones thrown up from the road from hitting the bodywork of the vehicle or any following vehicles

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noun, pl ⋯ flaps [count]
: a sheet of thin material that hangs behind a wheel of a vehicle and that stops mud and water from hitting the vehicle or other vehicles

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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