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stockpile

[ stok-pahyl ]
/ 藞st蓲k藢pa瑟l /
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noun
a supply of material, as a pile of gravel in road maintenance.
a large supply of some metal, chemical, food, etc., gathered and held in reserve for use during a shortage or during a period of higher prices.
a quantity, as of munitions or weapons, accumulated for possible future use.
verb (used with object), stock路piled, stock路pil路ing.
to accumulate (material, goods, or the like) for future use; put or store in a stockpile.
verb (used without object), stock路piled, stock路pil路ing.
to accumulate in a stockpile.
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Origin of stockpile

First recorded in 1915鈥20; stock + pile1

OTHER WORDS FROM stockpile

stockpiler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stockpile

stockpile
/ (藞st蓲k藢pa瑟l) /

verb
to acquire and store a large quantity of (something)
noun
a large store or supply accumulated for future use

Derived forms of stockpile

stockpiler, noun
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