Definition of pileup in English:
1A crash involving several vehicles.
- This is Midway's conversion of their popular arcade racer and, like all Midway racing games, it is full of spectacular crashes, pile-ups and short cuts which help trim down lap times.
- When this type of work is being done the Police Traffic Branch should be notified and a contingency plan put in place to deal with the pile-up of vehicles.
- The busy M1 motorway was closed for nearly six hours yesterday after a pile-up involving 11 vehicles.
1.1A confused mass of people fallen on top of one another, especially in a team game.
- The humans crashed into the aliens, leading to a huge mess even more confusing then a football pileup.
- She'd cause huge pileups on the playground or when her parents took her to theme parks with the rides and kids with their faces full of spun pink candy.
- The next red carpet pileup outside the Kodak Theater may be four months away, but with the beginning of the holiday season, a tidal wave of Oscar wannabes is hitting theaters.
2An accumulation of a specified thing: a massive pileup of data
More example sentences
- We have a few games in hand on most clubs and we are getting a bit of a fixture pile-up.
- Christmas seems as good a time as ever when several of the new signings would be expecting a little break - and not a fixture pile-up.
- Brown added: ‘We are in a promising position but we have got a horrendous pile-up of fixtures which could work for, or against, us.’
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