What does tailgate mean?

Definitions for tailgateˈteɪlˌgeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tailgate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tailgate, tailboard(verb)

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

  2. tailgate(verb)

    follow at a dangerously close distance

    "it is dangerous to tailgate another vehicle"


  1. tailgate(Noun)

    A hinged board or hatch at the rear of a vehicle that can be lowered for loading and unloading; a tailboard.

  2. tailgate(Noun)

    The hinged rear door of a hatchback.

  3. tailgate(Noun)

    Either of the downstream gates in a canal lock.

  4. tailgate(Verb)

    To drive dangerously close behind another vehicle

    That idiot has been tailgating me for the last five minutes.

  5. tailgate(Verb)

    To follow another person through access control on their access, rather than on oneu2019s own credentials. Especially when entering a door controlled by a card reader.

  6. tailgate(Verb)

    To privately purchase or sell a security immediately after trading in the same security for a client.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tailgate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tailgate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rocki Hughes:

    We didn't find out and it wasn't confirmed until my kids had already seen pictures of their dad dead on the tailgate of a truck.

  2. Brooks Dunn:

    I’d jump on the bike almost every concert and just go cruise through the parking lots to see what people are up to and there’s this huge tailgate party. It’s like a football game before people go in, they don’t just go in and sit in their seats for hours, there’s a lot of that kind of stuff in the book, too, so if you’re going to a football game or a concert or whatever, here’s some fun foods you can take with you to snack on.

Images & Illustrations of tailgate

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Translations for tailgate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • fahren ohne Sicherheitsabstand, drängeln, Heckklappe, dicht auffahrenGerman
  • conducir muy cerca de otro vehículo, conducir pegado a, conducir sin distancia de seguridad, puerta trasera, chupar rueda, portónSpanish
  • roikkua perässä, alaportti, perälautaFinnish
  • clár deiridhIrish
  • insequiLatin
  • bumperkleven, laadklep, klevenDutch
  • zastawa śluzyPolish
  • [[спускно́й]] [[шлюз]], [[не]] [[соблюсти́]] [[дистанция, [[за́дний]] [[откидно́й]] [[борт]], [[не]] [[соблюда́ть]] [[дистанцияRussian
  • cổng sauVietnamese

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