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tailgate

1. tv. & in. to follow (someone) too closely in a car. That guy tailgating me is drunk, I think.
2. in. to have a tailgate party. We planned to tailgate before the game, but it was massively cold.

tailgate party

n. a small party held on the folded-down tailgate of a station wagon in a parking lot. (Something that is done before a ball game, concert, etc.) They had a tailgate party before the Bears game.
See also: party, tailgate
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If you own or owned a model 2002 through model 2005 Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer, or model 2003 through model 2005 Lincoln Aviator, and experienced damage from a cracked tailgate, please contact MURRAY, FRANK & SAILER LLP at 800-497-8076 or by emailing newcase@murrayfrank.
We're excited about joining forces with Southern Tailgater in the fall during our own tailgates.
For that perfect tailgate you need two things: high quality meat or seafood, and the right recipe.
To best impress the tailgate enthusiast, cross-merchandise items from different departments in a central location near the front of the store.
Let's look at the numbers: The return on investment associated with a tailgate is significant, and scissor-style tailgates take it even further.
There is no reason to tailgate, it is just rudeness.
Respondents planned their tailgates in advance, down to the last detail, in an effort to enhance their actual participation on game day.
Finnish cargo-handling solutions provider Cargotec Corporation (OMX Helsinki:CGCBV) said on Tuesday (17 June) that its Hiab business area has concluded an agreement to acquire the business of Zepro Tailgate (1987) Limited, Hiab's long term distributor for tail lifts in New Zealand.
Older-model trucks are particularly vulnerable, police say, because the tailgates don't come with locks.
My advice, as a professional tailgater, is that no matter what food you have for a tailgate, just make sure you have more than what you need, so that you can share with your neighbors.
However, it has one serious drawback: The tailgate is extremely heavy
Our favorite ancillary parking lot is located right across MLK Boulevard at the Masonic Center, where you'll find footballs flying through the air, hot dogs roasting on open grills and lots and lots of open tailgates.
A newly commercial system for manufacturing polycarbonate glazing for side and rear car windows, tailgates, and sun roofs was unveiled at the NPE show last month by Exatec in Wixom, Mich.
The high-quality facility features 19' clear ceilings, two tailgates and a 3/1000 parking ratio.
This year's tailgates will be no exception, with more than 350 Brookside and American Golf staff members on hand to ensure both events are flawlessly executed.