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tailgate

1. another name for tailboard
2. a door at the rear of a hatchback vehicle
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tailgate

[′tāl‚gāt]
(civil engineering)
The downstream gate of a canal lock.
(engineering)
A hinged gate at the rear of a vehicle that can be let down for convenience in loading. Also known as tailboard.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Tailgate

A conversion layer that lets IDE devices connect to the IEEE 1394 Firewire interface.
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