Definition of stockpile noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstɒkpaɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkpaɪl//
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a large supply of something that is kept to be used in the future if necessary the world’s stockpile of nuclear weaponsExtra examples How large is the world’s stockpile of nuclear weapons? Stockpiles of coal have reached a critically low level. The growing stockpile of used tyres is a worldwide problem.
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