Definition of Pileup

1. Noun. Multiple collisions of vehicles.

Generic synonyms: Collision



Definition of Pileup

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of pile-up) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pileup

1. a collision involving several motor vehicles [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pileup

pileipellis
pileless
pilement
pilements
pilenta
pilentum
pilentums
pileorhiza
pileorhizae
pileous
pileous gland
piler
pilers
piles
pileum
pileup (current term)
pileups
pileus
pilework
pileworks
pileworm
pilewort
pileworts
pilfer
pilferable
pilferage
pilferages
pilfered
pilferer
pilferers

Literary usage of Pileup

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1. Read & Understand Science Grades 4-6 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Ana Shirazi, Delana Heidrich, Judith Herbst, Kathleen Simpson (2005)
"Their sharp edges catch and stick, and soon there is a cell pileup, like a multiple car ... The pileup blocks the way and prevents the blood from passing. ..."

2. Plasma Physics Of The Local Cosmos by National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Solar and Space Physics (2004)
"The transport and pileup of magnetic flux earthward of the x-line lead to a reconfiguration of the tail magnetic field and therefore the release of the ..."

3. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"... typical (3-5 m/s for the year), less blowing, and pileup of snow. Contamination of the snow favors its intensive encrustation at negative temperature. ..."

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