mud flap


Examples of mud flap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clearance lamps on the front of the truck should be amber, and mud flaps must extend to no more than eight inches from the surface of the road. Emily Gogolak, Harper's Magazine, 9 Jan. 2024 At more than 800 pounds, Charly was just a hood ornament shy of legally requiring mud flaps and backup lights, and upon his death Buck went looking for a pet that would be equally unusual. Jeffrey Kluger, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 The chase started when Rose didn’t stop for an inspector trying to pull him over for a missing mud flap, according to an Ohio Highway Patrol case report and footage released by the agency. Jamiel Lynch, CNN, 22 Aug. 2023 There's also mud flaps behind the wheels, a rear door guard, and a tailgate light. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 1 Aug. 2023 The missing mud flap, authorities said, made the vehicle more likely to spray mud and water onto other cars. Tamia Fowlkes, Washington Post, 27 July 2023 Conflicting commands ‘confused’ driver, expert says The vehicle pursuit began after a Motor Carrier Enforcement inspector tried to stop the semi-truck, which was traveling west on US 35 in Jackson County, Ohio, due to a missing mud flap, according to the Highway Patrol case report. Emma Tucker, CNN, 25 July 2023 The Bild Lilli was a novelty toy, modeled on a blond vixen from a West German comic strip, that could be used to accessorize a grown man’s car, like Playboy-silhouette mud flaps. Willa Paskin, New York Times, 11 July 2023 Deluxe features include a chrome ashtray, original Sapphire push-button AM radio knobs, mud flaps, coat hooks, grab rails, polished deco trim and a chrome front VW emblem. Josh Max, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mud flap was in 1944

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“Mud flap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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