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[teyl-pahyp] /ˈteɪlˌpaɪp/
an exhaust pipe located at the rear of a motor vehicle or aircraft powered by an internal-combustion engine.
Origin of tailpipe
1880-85, in sense, “suction pipe of a pump”; 1905-10 for current sense; tail1 + pipe1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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a pipe from which the exhaust gases from an internal-combustion engine are discharged, esp the terminal pipe of the exhaust system of a motor vehicle
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tailgate party

noun phrase

  1. An outdoor party or picnic, typically in the parking lot of a sports stadium, and served on the tailgates of station wagons
  2. A style of jazz said to resemble the early New Orleans sort (Jazz musicians)

[musical sense fr the fact that the tailgate of the band's wagon was left down to give slide-room for the trombone]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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