choke point


: a strategic narrow route providing passage through or to another region

Examples of choke point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, serves as a choke point for invasive species entering the Great Lakes. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 2 July 2024 Traffic choke point on Highway 70 Caltrans closed the Highway 70 portion of E Street, the city’s main thoroughfare and downtown strip. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 21 June 2024 In recent years, their numbers have surged, as have logjams at high-altitude choke points and icefalls, increasing the chance of accidents. Bhadra Sharma, New York Times, 11 June 2024 In an interview last year with The New York Times, Gen. David H. Berger, then the Marine Corps’ top general, said the service had begun analyzing strategic choke points between islands where Chinese forces were likely to transit throughout the Pacific. John Ismay, New York Times, 26 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for choke point 

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of choke point was in 1944

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“Choke point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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