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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.