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- to drive too closely behind another vehicle
Origin: so called because the meal was origin, originally served on the tailgateto picnic at or near one's automobile or in a parking lot, as before a sporting event
- tailgater noun
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- A hinged board or closure at the rear of a vehicle, such as a pick-up truck, that can be lowered during loading and unloading. Also called tailboard.
- One of the pair of gates downstream in a canal lock.
- To drive so closely behind (another vehicle) that one cannot stop or swerve with ease in an emergency.
- Slang To follow closely behind (another person), as in gaining access to an area requiring the use of an electronic identification card.
- To follow another vehicle too closely.
- To participate in a picnic that is served from the tailgate of a vehicle, as before a sports event.
- tailˈgatˌer noun
tailgate - Computer Definition
A conversion layer that lets IDE devices connect to the IEEE 1394 Firewire interface.
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