mud·​guard ˈməd-ˌgärd How to pronounce mudguard (audio)
: a strip of material applied to a shoe upper just above the sole for protection against dampness or as an ornament

Examples of mudguard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mudguards, pedals, and other assorted hardware went on without a hitch. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, 15 June 2023 Constructed from a waterproof leather material with a chunky, high-traction lug sole, these boots are part fashion, part utility with a double pull tab, mudguard, and elastic core. Courtney Leiva, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024 Both feature a central rib; atop the Batur’s hood and on the Diavel’s front mudguard. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 13 Dec. 2023 They're also made with tear-resistant ripstop mudguards to protect your feet from sharp objects on the trail (and extend their shelf life). Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 24 Mar. 2023 Bugatti lost its left mudguard and steam began to pour from the radiator. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2022 The front mudguard is carbon fiber and the transmission cover and exhaust system are made—and polished—by hand. Charlie Thomas, Robb Report, 11 Oct. 2022 This scooter has a dedicated press button for easy folding, a mudguard to protect from any flying dirt, and rubber handles for a secure grip. Popular Science, 3 Sep. 2020 There's integrated stone-deflecting protection around the engine and air intakes and carbon fiber mudguards. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, 7 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of mudguard was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Mudguard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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