tailgating


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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.

tailgating

(ˈteɪlɡeɪtɪŋ)
n
the act or practice of driving very close behind another vehicle
Translations

tailgating

[ˈteɪlgeɪtɪŋ] nnon-respect m des distances de sécuritétail light tail-light, taillight [ˈteɪllaɪt] n [vehicle] → feu m arrière
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