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)
to accumulate (material, goods, or the like) for future use; put or store in a stockpile.
–verb (used without object)
to accumulate in a stockpile.