from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A serious collision usually involving several motor vehicles.
- n. An accumulation: "the pile-up of unsold autos” ( New York Times).
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- n. Alternative spelling of pile-up.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. multiple collisions of vehicles
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The pileup is a consequence of other states 'frustration with the influence of the geographically balanced foursome -- Iowa and New Hampshire, and, more recently, South Carolina and Nevada -- whose early-voting status is blessed by party rules.
The pileup, which is under investigation, left nearly 100 people stranded in damaged and trapped cars, police said.
Do they also pileup, meaning, well, not only did my house burn down, but also x, y and z.
Further, as a result of technological unemployment in agriculture, an increase of "pileup" in industrial employment has resulted.
According to Rodriguez, this kind of pileup can lead to a host of unsavory health problems.
Data on the mapping of individual reads was obtained using the 'pileup' option of MAQ.
[I would add getting in front of the wood-burning stove without the potential for a sprained/twisted knee/ankle or to the bathroom on the other side of the 'pileup' quickly.] "I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.
Had i woken up on time, I would have been caught in this traffic jam resulting from a 51 car pileup
Freshly acquired offensive tackle Khalif Barnes will be out for at least six weeks after suffering knee and ankle injuries in a pileup.
Growing losses and depleting cash flows have forced airlines to defer payments to several suppliers, which has led to a huge pileup of unpaid bills.