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 for pipeline break
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  pipeline break
  pipeline stall
  
      (Or "pipeline stall") The delay caused on a
     processor using pipelines when a transfer of control is
     taken.  Normally when a control-transfer instruction (a
     branch, conditional branch, call or trap) is taken, any
     following instructions which have been loaded into the
     processor's pipeline must be discarded or "flushed" and new
     instructions loaded from the branch destination.  This
     introduces a delay before the processor can resume execution.
  
     "{Delayed control-transfer" is a technique used to reduce
     this effect.
  
     (1996-10-13)
  

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