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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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An optimized loading target, equalized weight distribution and reduced spillage means that trucks with tailgates can extend a tire's service life by as much as 40 percent or up to 13,000 hours in some cases.
In addition to renting gear for tailgates and selling tailgate and barbecue items in the store, Sheffer says the store supports the university in several ways.
GMC engineers also focused on designing the tailgate according to pickup owner input to maximize its functionality and convenience.
PHIL unveiled this newest version of the Autogate Tailgate at AGG1.
From the satellite dish and TV for entertainment to the chafing dishes to keep everyone fed, the Deems don't skimp on tailgate comforts.
However, she said, people might get around this by leaving a distance only near the radars and continue to tailgate elsewhere.
Respondents planned their tailgates in advance, down to the last detail, in an effort to enhance their actual participation on game day.
Zepro Tailgate (1987) Limited is the dominant supplier of tailgates in New Zealand, the company added.
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.
However, it has one serious drawback: The tailgate is extremely heavy!
Our favorite ancillary parking lot is located right across MLK Boulevard at the Masonic Center, where you'll find footballs flying through the air, hot dogs roasting on open grills and lots and lots of open tailgates. The money goes to charity, and the Masons say they can't remember ever turning anyone away.
Initial targets are tailgate and backlite assemblies (with molded-in attachments), panoramic roof and sun-roof modules, and side windows that are seamlessly integrated into exterior body panels.