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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The galley-style kitchen feels a bit more modern, boasting marble countertops and a gray subway tile backsplash. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "‘Girls’ star Zosia Mamet brings Upper West Side co-op to market in Manhattan," 6 Sep. 2019 In back, the kitchen has marble counters, stainless appliances, and a glass tile backsplash. Jon Gorey,, "For sale: What $450,000 buys you south of Boston," 6 Sep. 2019 The kitchen, tucked into a niche, has tiled countertops and backsplash, and knotty-pine cabinets. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Looking for a Beach House? It’ll Cost You," 2 Aug. 2019 Walking through these unremarkable surroundings to swing open Berlu’s big door and reveal the gauzy white curtains, white walls and white backsplash tile feels a bit like visiting the hippest new bistro hidden in Paris’ 11th. oregonlive, "Berlu is Portland’s 2019 Rising Star restaurant," 13 Sep. 2019 This one features a handicapped-accessible walk-in shower with a blue glass tile backsplash and rainshower head. Real Estate, "Home of the Week: The flooring in this 3-bedroom Cape is school chalkboards," 7 Sep. 2019 Traditionally, the purpose of a kitchen backsplash was purely utilitarian. Lexi Mainland, Los Angeles Times, "One-Step Makeover: How a new backsplash can dramatically transform the look of your kitchen," 22 Aug. 2019 The white shaker cabinets with black handles created a clean, cohesive look together with the elongated subway tile backsplash. Kelsey Murrietta, azcentral, "F-16 pilot and wife seek to put down roots in Scottsdale's DC Ranch. Take a look inside," 4 July 2019 In her Brooklyn ceramics studio, Ms. Moses made white, green and teal tiles inspired by Minnesota’s lakes for the kitchen backsplash in the main house. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "A Minnesota Lake House Built on Legend," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of backsplash

1920, in the meaning defined above

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