Definition of “tailgate” - English Dictionary

“tailgate” in British English

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tailgatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪt/ us /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪt/ US

tailgateverb

uk /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪt/ us /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪt/
tailgating
noun [ U ] uk /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

(Definition of “tailgate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tailgate” in American English

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tailgateverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈteɪlˌɡeɪt/

tailgate verb [ I/T ] (DRIVE CLOSE)

to follow very closely behind another vehicle

tailgatenoun [ C ]

us /ˈteɪlˌɡeɪt/

tailgate noun [ C ] (CAR DOOR)

a door at the back of a vehicle that opens down for loading

(Definition of “tailgate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)