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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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In the direction towards Abu Dhabi on the road, a 10-car pileup accident was reported, while in the opposite direction a five-car pileup took place as motorists struggled to drive in the foggy conditions.
The pileups in Etna, near Bangor, happened at about 7:30 a.
The automaker has also developed a technology capable of detecting a sudden slowdown in two vehicles ahead while running on roads including highways and provides an alert to the driver, thereby helping prevent a pileup.
More sensitivity to collisions would have made the ants cringe and defer so much that they'd never get anywhere, but too little sensitivity would have created hundred-ant pileups.
Dislocation pileups are a different type of defect which, in contrast to threading defects, are significant impediments to device performance and yield.
Summary: Dust kicked up by wind reduced visibility across the UAE on Thursday morning and caused a string of pileups involving 23 vehicles on Dubai Bypass Road in which at least nine people were injured
Twenty-one people were slightly injured Thursday in three pileups involving 13 vehicles on the Metropolitan Expressway in Tokyo, police and firefighters said.
Twelve years ago, dust storms colored valley skies yellow and caused chain-reaction traffic pileups involving dozens of cars on the Antelope Valley Freeway, Sierra Highway and other roads.
This further implicates fluid as a key factor in platelet pileups, he says, adding that the shear force he observed is "quite typical of ones that are seen in the body.