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English translation: tailgate

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French term or phrase:volet
English translation:tailgate
Entered by: Rgaspari
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11:50 Mar 22, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: volet
This is the back door on a station wagon that opens down. I can't think of the English term for this - any help?

Thanks!
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 07:26
fifth door / tailgate door
Explanation:
Here are a couple of examples (one of them French!):


A Tale of Two Citroëns
... medium sized hatchback. It's almost a station wagon. In fact, the plastic fifth door is referred to as a "tailgate" in Citroën promotional material. We start ...
www.citroen.mb.ca/Documents/ZX/

Vehicles
... and a tailgate. The tailgate opened level to the ... a mid-priced 4x4 station-wagon called the Discovery. This ... introduction of a fifth door at the back ...
ds.dial.pipex.com/town/terrace/lf41/me/jul98/mesr0703.htm

And here is a URL for a whole lot of references to the "tailgate door":
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 10:26
Grading comment
Thanks for your help - of course - tailgate parties!

Roseanne
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Summary of answers provided
natailgate
lefoque
nahatchVictoria Castrillejo
natailgategemots
natailgateRocky
naback hatchAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.
nafifth door / tailgate door
Yolanda Broad


  

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16 mins
fifth door / tailgate door


Explanation:
Here are a couple of examples (one of them French!):


A Tale of Two Citroëns
... medium sized hatchback. It's almost a station wagon. In fact, the plastic fifth door is referred to as a "tailgate" in Citroën promotional material. We start ...
www.citroen.mb.ca/Documents/ZX/

Vehicles
... and a tailgate. The tailgate opened level to the ... a mid-priced 4x4 station-wagon called the Discovery. This ... introduction of a fifth door at the back ...
ds.dial.pipex.com/town/terrace/lf41/me/jul98/mesr0703.htm

And here is a URL for a whole lot of references to the "tailgate door":


    Google search results: www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=%22station+wagon%22+%22+tailgate+door%22
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 10:26
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
Thanks for your help - of course - tailgate parties!

Roseanne

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Tristane Theisen
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24 mins
back hatch


Explanation:
Appartently a back hatch can open a number of ways.

SEE:
... power rear window, back hatch opens two ways.


    Internet
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 16:26
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 187
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41 mins
tailgate


Explanation:
tailgate // n. & v.
n.
1 esp. US a = tailboard. b the tail door of an estate car or hatchback.



    Concise Oxford
Rocky
Local time: 15:26
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2 hrs
tailgate


Explanation:
If in fact it refers to the portion of a station wagon rear door that opens toward the ground, the proper word is tailgate.

gemots
Local time: 10:26
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
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6 hrs
tailgate


Explanation:
tailgate is sufficient, here is a context
with the 1949 Plymouth Suburban, wagon sales began
to take off ... its wood was confined to the tailgate and a small area around ...
pickup trucks and station wagons have tailgates


    Reference: http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/downs/2779/tailgate.html
lefoque
United States
Local time: 10:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 209
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13 hrs
hatch


Explanation:
Is the term used to referre to small doors opened and closed inside of ducts ( air, water ducts etc..).
I,ve seen the term applied to back doors for ventilation purposes.
I hpe it makes sense in your translation


    Reference: http://www.a-labs.com
Victoria Castrillejo
Local time: 16:26
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