how to pronounce tailgate


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tailgate is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of tailgate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… go for that tailgate get some hot dogs …”

meanings of tailgate


  1. To drive dangerously close behind another vehicle.
  2. To have a tailgate party.
  3. To privately purchase or sell a security immediately after trading in the same security for a client.
  4. To follow another person through access control on their access, rather than on one's own credentials, especially when entering a door controlled by a card reader.


  1. The hinged rear door of a hatchback.
  2. Either of the downstream gates in a canal lock.
  3. A hinged board or hatch at the rear of a vehicle that can be lowered for loading and unloading; a tailboard.


  1. Synonym of Monicagate.

tailgate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tailgate occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tailgate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tailgate can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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