Definition of tailgate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈteɪlɡeɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlɡeɪt//
    Parts of a car
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  1. 1(also tailboard) a door at the back of a lorry/truck that opens downwards and that you can open or remove when you are loading or unloading the vehicle
  2. 2the door that opens upwards at the back of a car that has three or five doors (called a hatchback) See related entries: Parts of a car
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tailgate

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