checkpoint

noun check·point \ ˈchek-ˌpȯint \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of checkpoint

: a point at which a check is performed
  • vehicles were inspected at various checkpoints

Examples of checkpoint in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of checkpoint

1926

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CHECKPOINT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of checkpoint for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

checkpoint

noun check·point

legal Definition of checkpoint

: a point at which an inspection or investigation is performed
  • a checkpoint to uncover drunk drivers


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