noun Date: 1805 chiefly British tailgate 1

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  • Tailboard — Tail board , n. The board at the rear end of a cart or wagon, which can be removed or let down, for convenience in loading or unloading. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tailboard — [tāl′bôrd΄] n. Brit. TAILGATE …   English World dictionary

  • tailboard — UK [ˈteɪlˌbɔː(r)d] / US [ˈteɪlˌbɔrd] noun [countable] Word forms tailboard : singular tailboard plural tailboards American a vehicle s tailgate …   English dictionary

  • tailboard — noun A hinged board or hatch at the rear of a vehicle that can be lowered for loading and unloading; a tailgate. The man in the very new overalls was just heaving a box up on the tailboard …   Wiktionary

  • tailboard delivery — The delivery of mail to a vehicle at the platform and subsequent acceptance at that point …   Glossary of postal terms

  • tailboard — /tayl bawrd , bohrd /, n. the tailgate, esp. of a wagon or truck. Also called endgate. [1795 1805; TAIL1 + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • tailboard — tail|board [ˈteılbo:d US bo:rd] n a ↑tailgate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tailboard — tail|board [ teıl,bɔrd ] noun count AMERICAN a vehicle s TAILGATE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tailboard — n. tailgate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tailboard — noun Brit. a tailgate …   English new terms dictionary

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