El Salpicadero – My Spanish Word Of The Day 8/27/2016

¡Buenos Días!

My Spanish word of the day is:

el salpicadero

dashboard

Here is an example sentence:

El volante, el cuadro de luces y los indicaderos están el el salpicadero.

This is the definition from diccionarios.com: Tablero de automovíl, colocado frente del conductor y sobre que el hay mandos y aparatos indicadores.

A second definition is also offered.  In the past, el salpicadero was a splash guard on a horse-drawn carriage.  Es un tablero que llevaban algunos carruajes en la parte anterior para proteger al conductor de las posibles salpicaduras de lodo.

Una salpicadura is a splash.  The verbal form is salpicar – to splash.

The blog post at Motorpassion, Los orígenes del salpicadero y su curioso nombre, explains that the use of the word el salpicadero in automobiles actually comes from the similarly named device in the horse and carriage.  An image of an old-fashoined salpicadero is included in this article written by Josep Camós.

¡Que les vayan bien!

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