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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Lecumberri said he had charged in to the entrance alongside the first bull, but saw the pileup and quickly dived into a ground-level hatch built into the passage specifically to provide an escape route from situations like this.
Javier Solano, a San Fermin expert working for national broadcaster TVE, said the first recorded pileup happened in 1878, and that two such blockages - in 1975 and 1977 - had led to several deaths.
In May, one person was killed after a dust storm triggered multiple vehicles to collide with each other on Route 36 between Tuscola and Camargo in Illinois. Multiple other injuries were reported from the pileup and at least one motorist had to be pulled from the wreckage of their car, (https://weather.com/news/news/dust-storm-wind-illinois-fatal-accident-vehicle-collisions) reports said.
DUBAI -- 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.
The highway police said a trailer truck transporting vehicles slammed into a tour bus that was stopping due to a traffic jam, leading to the three pileups involving passenger cars and trucks coming from behind.
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.m.
About half an hour later, a bus and an oil tanker collided in Fukagawa city, causing a pileup that involved 12 more vehicles.
Dubai Police's warning came a day after 22 people were injured in a 44-vehicle pileup on the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway in the morning on Tuesday.