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tailgate

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

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.

Tailgate

A conversion layer that lets IDE devices connect to the IEEE 1394 Firewire interface.
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One in five (19%) drivers have had an accident or near miss as a result of being tailgated by another driver and a further one in 10 (11%) from a middlelane hogger.
When asked why they tailgate, 33 per cent of the respondents blamed the slow vehicles in front of them; 23 per cent said they are 'running late'; and 10 per cent replied that they are tailgated too.
36% of motorists who get tailgated just want to move out of the way of tailgaters
As many as 93% of motorists under observation were tailgated by other road users when driving to Highway Code regulations, while just 47% were tailgated when driving in their usual style.