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checkpoint

noun check·point \ˈchek-ˌpint\

: a place where people, cars, etc., are searched by someone (such as a police officer) before being allowed to continue

Full Definition of CHECKPOINT

:  a point at which a check is performed <vehicles were inspected at various checkpoints>
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Examples of CHECKPOINT

  1. Our car was stopped at a police checkpoint before we were permitted to cross the border.

First Known Use of CHECKPOINT

1926

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