Meaning of tailgate

tail•gate

Pronunciation: (tāl'gāt"), [key]
— n., v., adj. -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
—n.
  1. the board or gate at the back of a wagon, truck, station wagon, etc., which can be removed or let down for convenience in loading or unloading.
—v.i.
  1. to follow or drive hazardously close to the rear of another vehicle.
—v.t.
  1. to follow or drive hazardously close to the rear of (another vehicle).
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or set up on a tailgate: a tailgate picnic before the football game.

tail•gate

Pronunciation: (tāl'gāt"), [key]
— n. Jazz.
  1. a style of playing the trombone, esp. in Dixieland jazz, distinguished esp. by the use of melodic counterpoint and long glissandi.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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