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Ponderances (at least for a microsecond)

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Why is a dashboard called a..................................well, a dashboard?

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It comes from the days of horse-drawn carriages. In those days, a dashboard was a board in the front of a carriage which prevented mud from the horses' heels being splashed into the vehicle. The name was transferred to the instrument panel of an automobile simply because of its location in the vehicle.
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