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pileup

[′pīl‚əp]
(electronics)
A set of moving and fixed contacts, insulated from each other, formed as a unit for incorporation in a relay or switch. Also known as stack.
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While these researchers study how blood-flow patterns lead to traffic jams and pileups, others are delving into biochemical details of the endothelial cell itself, focusing on the effects flow can have on its metabolism.
Killed in a six-vehicle pileup on a prefectural road in Shintotsukawa town in Hokkaido was Tamiko Watanabe, a 46-year-old clerical worker from the town of Naie, police said.
About an hour earlier, a 12-vehicle pileup took place on Route 275 in the town of Uryu, where five people sustained light injuries, police said.
Another pileup, this time involving 16 cars, occurred at around 8:25 a.
The multivehicle crash follows 12- and 11-vehicle pileups on the Golden State Freeway in the truck lanes of the Newhall Pass in January and a 10-vehicle crash on the Antelope Valley Freeway near San Fernando Road last month.
No one was injured in a 12-car pileup on the southbound side of the Antelope Valley Freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Doug Sweeney said, but it stalled traffic for more than an hour.
Last month, two pileups involving a total of 24 rigs and buses on the lanes reserved for trucks halted morning rush-hour traffic in both directions for hours near the junction of the Golden State and Antelope Valley freeways.
Earlier this month, three rain-induced multivehicle pileups resulted in injuries to several motorists in the area.
It had to be one of the worst freeway pileups involving trucks in recent memory.
In Wyoming, winds, icy roads and snow caused two chain-reaction pileups involving about 30 cars on Interstate 80.
Strong winds caused a 25-car pileup in Arizona and collapsed a grocery roof in Texas, killing one person.