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mud flap Syllabification: mud flap
Pronunciation: /ˈmədˌflap/
(also mudflap)

Definition of mud flap in English:


A flap that hangs behind the wheel of a vehicle and is designed to prevent water, mud, and stones thrown up from the road from hitting the bodywork of the vehicle or any following vehicles.
Example sentences
  • It also comes in two versions - one tuned for the racetrack and one for the road complete with headlamps and mudflaps.
  • Giugiaro claims that it will have an entire line of ‘accessories’ especially designed for the car - think belts and handbags rather than mudflaps and hanging dice.
  • On the outside, customers can choose reversing sensors, headlamp protectors, fog lights, front and rear mudflaps, a silver grille mesh, a sunroof, cycle carriers, towbar, alloy wheels on 14-inch rims and ski and snowboard carriers.
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