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TAILGATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tailgate mean? 

TAILGATE (noun)
  The noun TAILGATE has 1 sense:

1. a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading

  Familiarity information: TAILGATE used as a noun is very rare.


TAILGATE (verb)
  The verb TAILGATE has 1 sense:

1. follow at a dangerously close distance

  Familiarity information: TAILGATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAILGATE (noun)


Sense 1tailgate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tailboard; tailgate

Hypernyms ("tailgate" is a kind of...):

gate (a movable barrier in a fence or wall)

Holonyms ("tailgate" is a part of...):

beach waggon; beach wagon; station waggon; station wagon; waggon; wagon (a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat)

motortruck; truck (an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling)


TAILGATE (verb)


Sense 1tailgate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Follow at a dangerously close distance

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

it is dangerous to tailgate another vehicle

Hypernyms (to "tailgate" is one way to...):

follow (to travel behind, go after, come after)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

These cars won't tailgate


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