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Queue: a line, as of people waiting their turn. (Not common in most of the US.)

Where (in the US) is it more common than other places (in the US)?

I use it all the time as a technical term in my work (traffic engineering), and I'd guess most people who work in an office environment are familiar with the "print queue"--the basic 'first-in/first-out' arrangement. There are also 'first-in/last-out' queues, like elevators and some passenger boats.

Another interesting thing about queues is the reasoning behind why some commercial checkout areas use bank-style, or shared queuing, while others use individual-lane queues.

But I digress.

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