backsplash

noun
back·​splash | \ ˈbak-ˌsplash How to pronounce backsplash (audio) \

Definition of backsplash

: a vertical surface (as of tiles) designed to protect the wall behind a stove or countertop

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In addition to the counter cost, consider your backsplash as well. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Countertop Materials," 9 May 2019 Use for counters, backsplashes, around showers and tubs or as a fireplace surround. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: Caesarstone Countertops," 5 Apr. 2019 Other features include a checkerboard-yellow backsplash, and an alternating yellow and red palette for the rest of the kitchen. Katerina Ang, WSJ, "The Return of the Luxurious Retro Kitchen," 12 Sep. 2018 But for a backsplash wall, consider using tile mastic. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Your Quick and Dirty Guide to Tiling a Kitchen Backsplash," 26 Apr. 2019 Aqua octagonal tiles create a soothing tone in the entryway, pistachio velvet sofas add warmth to the living room and a merlot backsplash in the kitchen acts as a pop of interest. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Reath Design Crafts a Bright, Elegant Home for a Young Family," 22 Mar. 2019 The backsplash beneath the cabinets makes for a more natural transition from the dark to light colors. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "All the Design Lessons We Learned From Bobby Berk on Season 3 of 'Queer Eye'," 16 Mar. 2019 Tile isn't just for backsplashes and bathroom floors. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Tile Countertops: Pros, Cons, and Everything Else You Should Know," 31 Jan. 2019 Her oven backsplash was salvaged ivory-color tile and the countertops a milky onyx. Hayley Krischer, New York Times, "Leanne Ford Explores the Many Shades of White," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of backsplash

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of backsplash was in 1920

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