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tailgate

tail·gate

tailgate

 
pronunciation:
teIl geIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a hinged panel or board at the rear of a truck, station wagon, or wagon that can be let down for loading or unloading.
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: tailgated, tailgates, tailgating
definition: to follow another vehicle at a dangerously close distance.
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