Tailgate definitions

tāl'gāt'
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.
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One of the pair of gates downstream in a canal lock.
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To drive so closely behind (another vehicle) that one cannot stop or swerve with ease in an emergency.
verb
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To follow another vehicle too closely.
verb
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To participate in a tailgate party.
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A board or gate at the back of a wagon, truck, station wagon, etc., designed to be removed or swung open on hinges for loading or unloading.
noun
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To drive too closely behind another vehicle.
verb
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To picnic at or near one's automobile or in a parking lot, as before a sporting event.
verb
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To drive too closely behind (another vehicle)
verb
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A hinged board or hatch at the rear of a vehicle that can be lowered for loading and unloading; a tailboard.
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Either of the downstream gates in a canal lock.
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(UK) The hinged rear door of a hatchback.
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(automotive) To drive dangerously close behind another vehicle.

That idiot has been tailgating me for the last five minutes.

verb
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A conversion layer that lets IDE devices connect to the IEEE 1394 Firewire interface.
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To follow another person through access control on their access, rather than on one's own credentials. Especially when entering a door controlled by a card reader.
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(finance, of a broker) To privately purchase or sell a security immediately after trading in the same security for a client.
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(US) To have a tailgate party.
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Origin of tailgate

From tail + gate.