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Definition 1: a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tailgate in the sense of this definition

(tailgate is a kind of ...) a movable barrier in a fence or wall

(... is part of tailgate) a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat

(... is part of tailgate) an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

Definition 2: follow at a dangerously close distance - [verb of motion]

Samples where tailgate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is dangerous to tailgate another vehicle

(tailgate is a kind of ...) to travel behind, go after, come after

"The ducklings followed their mother around the pond" "Please follow the guide through the museum"

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