water shield

noun

: an aquatic herb (Brasenia schreberi) having floating oval leaves with a gelatinous coating and small dull purple flowers
also : any of a related genus (Cabomba)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to installing water shields, dealers will inspect the door-latch actuation cables and repair them if necessary. David Muller, Car and Driver, 18 Oct. 2017 The recall will allow for the installation of a water shield to side door latches in 2015-17 F-150s and 2017 Super Duty trucks. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 18 Oct. 2017 Dealers are offering to install water shields over the door latches for free. William Thornton, AL.com, 19 Oct. 2017 Under the recall, dealers will add water shields over the door latches, inspect door latch cables and replace cables if needed. Mark Davis, kansascity, 18 Oct. 2017 Read more: Dealers are to install the water shields and make repairs, if needed, for free. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 18 Oct. 2017 Dealers will install water shields over the latches to fix the problem, Ford said. Mike Colias, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2017 The company will pay for dealers to install water shields over door latches and fix any actuation cables that are broken. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 18 Oct. 2017 The automaker will add water shields to side-door latches to remedy the issue, which can occur when the latches are frozen or when the actuation cables get bent or kinked. David Muller, Car and Driver, 18 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water shield was in 1817

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“Water shield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20shield. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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