choke point

noun

Definition of 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 When the 495 Express Lanes first opened, there was a choke point right before Georgetown Pike where the express lanes were coming into the regular lanes, and that was causing backups. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 The supply chain issues are global, and American ports are just one choke point among many. Joel Mathis, The Week, 13 Oct. 2021 The worst choke point is in Southern California at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where 62 container ships carrying toys, electronics, furniture and other goods lie at anchor waiting for an unloading berth. Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2021 The worst choke point is in Southern California at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where 62 container ships carrying toys, electronics, furniture, and other goods lie at anchor waiting for an unloading berth. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Sep. 2021 The airport’s fortress architecture of blast walls and barbed wire, designed to deter car bombs and complex attacks, had funneled the crowd into a narrow choke point beside the canal. New York Times, 27 Aug. 2021 One choke point can create a significant bottleneck. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Oct. 2021 The ship, one of the world’s biggest seagoing vessels, is also one of its best known, after it got stuck lengthwise across the Suez Canal, blocking traffic both ways on the critical choke point. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, 30 July 2021 Trains at the Polish-Belarussian border bumped into another choke point. Paul Ziobro, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of choke point

1944, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

21 Jan 2022

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“Choke point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choke%20point. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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