Definition of Tail gate
1. Noun. A gate downstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the lower end.
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Literary usage of Tail gate
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Complete Handbook for the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army and Navy and by Charles Field Mason (1909)
"If the upper berth is to be loaded, the tail gate is left open. ... 232. takes position at ambulance posts and closes the tail gate, unless the ambulance is ..."
2. A Complete handbook for the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army and Navy and by Charles Field Mason (1912)
"The tail gate having been opened, at the first command each bearer grasps the handle nearest him. At unload, the bearers partly withdraw- the litter, ..."
3. A Complete handbook for the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army and Navy and by Charles Field Mason (1906)
"2 and i now resume their positions at ambulance posts and close the tail gate. 203. The ambulance having seats prepared, the squad being at ambulance posts: ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Same as tail2. tail-gate ... [Local, US] The two were picking near together, and throwing corn over the tail-gate of the wagon. ..."
5. The Ohio Nisi Prius Reports by Ohio Courts (1917)
"When the load was complete, Lucas pulled up the tail-gate of the wagon with ... None of the other witnesses was able to explain why the tail-gate fell. and ..."
6. Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice by Master Car Builders' Association (1906)
"tail gate Sockets (Vestibule Fittings). Figs. 3569- 3570. Tail Lamp or Tail Light. Figs. 3256-3258. I. A signal lamp attached to the rear end of a train. ..."