- /ˈstɒkpaɪl / (say 'stokpuyl)
1. a supply of material, as a pile of gravel in road maintenance.
2. a large supply of essential materials, held in reserve for use during a period of shortage, etc.
3. a supply of munitions, weapons, etc., accumulated for possible future use.
–verb (stockpiled, stockpiling)
4. to accumulate for future use.
5. to accumulate in a stockpile.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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