tailboard :

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  • n  a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading

  • The man mounted, with assistance, the tailboard of a truck, took a paper from his pocket.
  • Sometimes he got lifts, sharing the rear hump of a burro with a friendly peon or clinging to the bouncing tailboard of a truck.
  • Gene backed up to the curb and began to arrange the vegetables and fruit on packing boxes, along the running board, and on the tailboard.

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