splash plate

noun

Definition of splash plate

: a plate (as in the tender of a locomotive) to obstruct and weaken the surge of a surrounding mass of water in motion water is discharged through tubes located in the troughs, upon splash plates which break up the water and distribute it evenlySweet's Catalog Service

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“Splash plate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splash%20plate. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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