crush load
 n.— «And while items like backpacks will be allowed on the Mall, Mr. Wiley said it wouldn’t be a good idea to bring them if you were coming by Metro because people would be standing “shoulder to shoulder.” Metro, which will start running at 4 A.M., is preparing for what is called “crush loads,” which means little room to breathe—even if there aren’t 4 million people.» —“Prediction: Not 4 Million, but Still Very Strong” by Katharine Q. Seelye New York Times: The Caucus Dec. 11, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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