tail-board

tailboard

[teyl-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
the tailgate, especially of a wagon or truck.
Also called endgate.


Origin:
1795–1805; tail1 + board

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tailboard (ˈteɪlˌbɔːd)
 
n
a board at the rear of a lorry, wagon, etc, that can be removed or let down on a hinge

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