A discrete component (resistor, capacitor, etc.) that has turned straight up instead of laying flat as it goes through the soldering process. It can be caused by uneven amounts of soldering paste at different ends of the component or by shadows on the board causing different temperatures at the ends.
(journalism) In page layout, putting articles side by side so that the headlines are adjacent. The phenomenon is also referred to as bumping heads.
(southern US) In highway driving, a blockage in traffic caused by a semi-trailer truck attempting to pass another with insufficient acceleration.
(digital libraries) The practice of leaving a marker in a location where a digital record has been withdrawn, in order to signify that the record had previously existed.
Origin of tombstoning
- tombstone +"Ž -ing.