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or pile-up  (pīl′ŭp′)
1. Informal A serious collision usually involving several motor vehicles.
2. An accumulation: "the pile-up of unsold autos" (New York Times).



1. a collision of several or many moving vehicles.
2. an accumulation, as of chores or bills.
3. a rough or disorderly falling of people upon one another, as in a football game.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pileup - multiple collisions of vehiclespileup - multiple collisions of vehicles  
collision - an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object; "three passengers were killed in the collision"; "the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill"


or pile-up
Informal. A wrecking of a vehicle:
Informal: crackup.
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Karachi -- Presence of uncollected litter and garbage on the Lyari Expressway irks commuters, while pedestrian movement on this fast track road in a serious threat to human lives, as grave pileups could occur anytime due to this dangerous pedestrian movement.
The Iowa State Patrol responded to 185 accidents across the state on Monday, many of which involved multiple car pileups, resulting in a number of casualties, due to a snowstorm.
Dubai -- At least 87 traffic accidents, including a 10-car and a five-car pileups, were reported in Dubai on Sunday morning as a thick flog blanketed the emirate.
ETNA, Maine -- More than 75 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups Wednesday along a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine, injuring at least 17 people, state police said.
The number of revelers attending the festival tends to swell at weekends, causing the narrow streets of Pamplona to be thronged with runners, increasing the risk of pileups and injuries.
Nanjing (China), June 3 (Xinhua-ANI): At least 11 people were dead and 19 others were injured, five seriously, in seven highway pileups caused by heavy fog that occurred Sunday morning in east China's Jiangsu Province.
unveiled several advanced technologies Wednesday that it says could help prevent an accident even if the driver wrongly steps on the gas pedal before parking, or prevent pileups on the expressway, as part of its ''Safety Shield'' concept.
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In most circles the subject of this untitled drawing from 2004 would be considered notably unusual, but in Jeff Davis's New York solo debut at KS Art, such Rabelaisian pileups were disconcertingly commonplace.