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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.
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Tailgate

A conversion layer that lets IDE devices connect to the IEEE 1394 Firewire interface.
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For UO tailgater chefs, 2012 offers an interesting challenge: four straight home games to start the season.
My advice, as a professional tailgater, is that no matter what food you have for a tailgate, just make sure you have more than what you need, so that you can share with your neighbors.
"Philly fans are some of the most passionate fans in the world and Tailgater working with Phan Cave is going to ensure those who tailgate with them have one of the best experiences in the parking lot.
According to the American Tailgaters Association, the typical tailgate consumer is motivated by value, deals and a one-stop shopping environment, so why not think about offering a special loyalty card for your tailgate customers.
TAILGATERS are drivers' biggest nightmare on motorways, according to a survey this week.
It never dawns on the tailgater that if I accelerate I'll be putting myself and others at more risk.
That way you can let the tailgater get past you, even if he or she is driving too fast for the conditions and/or breaking the speed limit.
Today, his new company KB Innovations, LLC has sold hundreds of Point Pong tables to college students, tailgaters and other outdoor game enthusiasts based throughout the country.
London with some fancy new ultraportable PA system called a Tailgater.
As a true blue Boise State fan and avid tailgater, I was warned by several people about the Oregon Duck fans and the hostility of Autzen Stadium.
Southern Tailgater has renewed its partnership with TicketCity and will continue to provide sports fans and tailgating enthusiasts with the ultimate tailgating experience.
James King, of protection-insurance, said: ``We all make mistakes -even responsible drivers can be caught out by a momentary lapse,or perhaps by being intimidated to speed by a tailgater.