liftgate

noun

lift·​gate ˈlift-ˌgāt How to pronounce liftgate (audio)
: a rear panel (as on a station wagon) that opens upward

Examples of liftgate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stand-alone options include: 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, second-row side-impact airbags, third-row seating and a hands-free power liftgate. James Raia, The Mercury News, 3 Mar. 2024 Additional comfort features include: a Burmester 3D surround sound system, power tilt/sliding panorama roof, power heated front seats with memory and a power liftgate. James Raia, The Mercury News, 18 Feb. 2024 Only a few other options are available in the top trim: two-tone paint, a power liftgate and a moonroof. James Raia, The Mercury News, 14 Jan. 2024 At the rear, a striking clamshell liftgate opens up a notably wide load floor for cargo. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Nov. 2023 View Exterior Photos Big chrome letters spell out Countryman across the rear liftgate, which is a holdover from the previous model, but the font size and spacing emphasize the new Countryman's width. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 1 Sep. 2023 Rather than a traditional liftgate for the hatch, the Pear will have a slide-down rear end not dissimilar to the Alaska’s midgate. WIRED, 4 Aug. 2023 View Photos While the 2024 Bronco Sport Free Wheeling lacks black steel bumpers and white steel wheels, its hood, sides, and rear liftgate are emblazoned with reflective colorful stripes similar to those seen on its ancestors. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 25 July 2023 The rear glass opens independently of the liftgate for loading grocery sacks. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 15 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of liftgate was in 1953

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“Liftgate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liftgate. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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liftgate

noun
lift·​gate ˈlift-ˌgāt How to pronounce liftgate (audio)
: a rear panel (as on a station wagon) that opens upward
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