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There was no man up the tracks with a red flag to guard against a pile-up.

Saunders, who had been limping for some time, was taken out after a pile-up and Tyler took his place.

WORD ORIGIN

"multi-vehicle crash," 1929, from verbal phrase pile up, which is from 1849 as "accumulate," 1899 as "to wreck in a heap" (see pile (v.)).

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