tailgate

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tailgate
  • noun
    A hinged flap at the back of a truck that can be lowered or removed when loading or unloading the vehicle.
    Denoting a style of jazz trombone playing characterized by improvisation in the manner of the early New Orleans musicians. (Rosy's C-Melody sax beautifully sets the scene, but when Schneider takes over it becomes a deft execution of robust slide trombone at its tailgate best.)
    verb
    Drive too closely behind (another vehicle) (he started tailgating the motorist in front)
    Host or attend a social gathering at which an informal meal is served from the back of a parked vehicle, typically in the car park of a sports stadium. (their families tailgated together at Iowa home football games)

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