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tail·gate

 (tāl′gāt′)
n.
1. A hinged part that extends across the rear of a pickup truck or other vehicle and can be folded down or to a horizontal position for loading and unloading.
2. One of the pair of gates downstream in a canal lock.
v. tail·gat·ed, tail·gat·ing, tail·gates
v.tr.
To drive so closely behind (another vehicle) that a collision is likely if that vehicle brakes suddenly.
v.intr.
1. To follow another vehicle too closely.
2. To participate in a tailgate party.

tail′gat′er n.

tailgate

(ˈteɪlˌɡeɪt)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) another name for tailboard
2. (Automotive Engineering) a door at the rear of a hatchback vehicle
3. (Civil Engineering) a gate that is used to control the flow of water at the lower end of a lock. Compare headgate
vb
to drive very close behind (a vehicle)
ˈtailˌgater n

tail•gate

(ˈteɪlˌgeɪt)

n., v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
adj. n.
1. a board or gate at the back of a wagon, truck, station wagon, etc., that can be removed or let down for loading or unloading.
2. a style of playing the trombone, esp. in Dixieland jazz, distinguished esp. by the use of melodic counterpoint and long glissandi.
v.i.
3. to follow or drive hazardously close to the rear of another vehicle.
4. to have a picnic on a tailgate, esp. of a station wagon.
v.t.
5. to follow or drive hazardously close to the rear of (another vehicle).
adj.
6. set up on a tailgate or near an automobile, as in a parking lot: a tailgate picnic.
[1865–70, Amer.; (definition 5) so called from the usual seat of trombonists in trucks carrying musicians during a parade]
tail′gat`er, n.

tailgate

- Originally a gate that dropped down at the tail of a wagon.
See also related terms for tails.

tailgate


Past participle: tailgated
Gerund: tailgating

Imperative
tailgate
tailgate
Present
I tailgate
you tailgate
he/she/it tailgates
we tailgate
you tailgate
they tailgate
Preterite
I tailgated
you tailgated
he/she/it tailgated
we tailgated
you tailgated
they tailgated
Present Continuous
I am tailgating
you are tailgating
he/she/it is tailgating
we are tailgating
you are tailgating
they are tailgating
Present Perfect
I have tailgated
you have tailgated
he/she/it has tailgated
we have tailgated
you have tailgated
they have tailgated
Past Continuous
I was tailgating
you were tailgating
he/she/it was tailgating
we were tailgating
you were tailgating
they were tailgating
Past Perfect
I had tailgated
you had tailgated
he/she/it had tailgated
we had tailgated
you had tailgated
they had tailgated
Future
I will tailgate
you will tailgate
he/she/it will tailgate
we will tailgate
you will tailgate
they will tailgate
Future Perfect
I will have tailgated
you will have tailgated
he/she/it will have tailgated
we will have tailgated
you will have tailgated
they will have tailgated
Future Continuous
I will be tailgating
you will be tailgating
he/she/it will be tailgating
we will be tailgating
you will be tailgating
they will be tailgating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tailgating
you have been tailgating
he/she/it has been tailgating
we have been tailgating
you have been tailgating
they have been tailgating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tailgating
you will have been tailgating
he/she/it will have been tailgating
we will have been tailgating
you will have been tailgating
they will have been tailgating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tailgating
you had been tailgating
he/she/it had been tailgating
we had been tailgating
you had been tailgating
they had been tailgating
Conditional
I would tailgate
you would tailgate
he/she/it would tailgate
we would tailgate
you would tailgate
they would tailgate
Past Conditional
I would have tailgated
you would have tailgated
he/she/it would have tailgated
we would have tailgated
you would have tailgated
they would have tailgated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tailgate - a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading
beach waggon, beach wagon, estate car, station waggon, station wagon, waggon, wagon - a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
gate - a movable barrier in a fence or wall
motortruck, truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
Verb1.tailgate - follow at a dangerously close distance; "it is dangerous to tailgate another vehicle"
follow - to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"
Translations
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tailgate

[ˈteɪlgeɪt]
A. N (Aut) → puerta f trasera
B. VTir a rebufo de
C. VIir a rebufo

tailgate

[ˈteɪlgeɪt] n [car, truck] → hayon m arrière

tailgate

[ˈteɪlˌgeɪt] n (Aut) → portellone m posteriore
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