- the tailgate, especially of a wagon or truck.
Origin of tailboard
Also called endgate.
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Examples from the Web for tailboard
The trap was a leaf, acting as a sort of tailboard to the wagon.
Then, as the tailboard of the wagon swung past him, he reached out and grabbed it.Tom Swift and his Airship
Mike tied his horse to the tailboard of a wagon and approached the woodcutters.The Year When Stardust Fell
Raymond F. Jones
"The tailboard of the waggon is gone, Miss," said the waggoner.Far from the Madding Crowd
The coachman had discovered his unlawful presence on the tailboard and had reached him with just the tip end of his whip.The Incendiary
W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
- a board at the rear of a lorry, wagon, etc, that can be removed or let down on a hinge
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