Pronunciation: (stok'pīl"), [key]
—n., v., -piled, -pil•ing.
1. a supply of material, as a pile of gravel in road maintenance.
2. 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.
3. a quantity, as of munitions or weapons, accumulated for possible future use.
to accumulate (material, goods, or the like) for future use; put or store in a stockpile.
to accumulate in a stockpile.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.