tailboard

[teyl-bawrd, -bohrd]
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noun

the tailgate, especially of a wagon or truck.

Origin of tailboard

First recorded in 1795–1805; tail1 + board
Also called endgate.
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tailboard

noun

a board at the rear of a lorry, wagon, etc, that can be removed or let down on a hinge
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