Definitions

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  • noun An act of driving dangerously close behind another vehicle.
  • verb Present participle of tailgate.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • M. O'BRIEN: Kind of gives new meaning to the term tailgating, does it?

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2005

  • I actually learned this in Malaysia where tailgating is normal and the clerk at the Hertz Rental Car Agency in Penang told me that if I ran over a local in a village, I should run for it to avoid being lynched on the spot.

    On Life and Death and Ego

  • Assuming, of course that tailgating is a problem that requires huge dots on the road.

    Sound Politics: Transportation Round-up

  • Fans had packed the stadium car park on Monday morning for one last version of that pre-game ritual of "tailgating" - barbecuing and picnicing from their cars.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • One of the biggest causes highlighted by the ABI was "tailgating" - driving too close to the car in front, and it called for the government's proposed new framework for learner drivers to emphasise safe following distances.

    British Blogs

  • One of the biggest causes highlighted by the ABI was "tailgating" - driving too close to the car in front, and it called for the government's proposed new framework for learner drivers to emphasise safe following distances.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Despite LSU's three national-championship teams in the last decade, he says, "the tailgating is a priority."

    You Can't Spell 'Lush' Without L-S-U

  • What you ascribe to would-be marble respossessors is a fair description of a regrettable practice called tailgating a rich issue.

    Night (not) in the Parthenon Museum 2

  • They are there for tailgating, which is another way of saying, they have come to drink.

    Alison Stein Wellner: The Indy 500, or America, in the Round

  • Joe Cahn, the self-described commissioner of tailgating whose hundreds of venue visits include stops at every National Football League stadium, calls tailgating at places such as Qualcomm the last great bastion for face-to-face interaction in a Facebook world.

    Fore, right!

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