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pileup

[pahyl-uhp] /ˈpaɪlˌʌp/
noun
1.
a massive collision of several or many moving vehicles.
2.
an accumulation, as of work, chores, or bills.
3.
a rough or disorderly falling of people upon one another, as in a football game.
Origin of pileup
1825-1835
1825-35; noun use of verb phrase pile up
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pileup

noun

A wreck, esp one involving a number of cars: 6-car, end-to-end pile-up on the New Jersey Turnpike (1929+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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