choke point


Definition of choke point

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

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These CDNs eliminate choke points and deliver data quickly, providing uninterrupted video to your smart TV or to smartphones in far-flung corners of the globe. Popular Mechanics, "The Death of the Internet," 7 Feb. 2019 The Belt and Road Initiative would develop land routes around maritime choke points that the U.S. patrols like the straits of Hormuz and Malacca. Michael Singh, WSJ, "Beijing’s Curious Silence on the Syria Withdrawal," 8 Jan. 2019 The choke points in the relief effort are numerous. John Lyons, WSJ, "Survivors of Indonesian Quake and Tsunami Scrounge for Staples," 3 Oct. 2018 If that jet stream should encounter a high-pressure system, full of dry light winds, that can act as a choke point for the vortex. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "What Is a Polar Vortex? The Frigid Weather Pattern Explained," 16 Jan. 2019 The diverse Ginnie Mae securitizing network would eliminate today’s dual-issuer choke point. Jeb Hensarling, WSJ, "Fannie and Freddie, Make Way for Ginnie Mae," 5 Sep. 2018 Experts have long said a new tunnel is needed to relieve congestion and prevent big problems at one of the most important transportation choke points in the nation. David Klepper, The Seattle Times, "Cuomo to meet with Trump to discuss new train tunnel," 27 Nov. 2018 There would be enough U.S. subs to mass at choke points throughout the western Pacific, an intimidating prospect for a country like China that has never prosecuted anti-submarine warfare before. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Should the U.S. Navy Buy Non-Nuclear Submarines?," 7 Sep. 2018 That would seem like a phenomenal choke point, but all of a sudden, in one year, Tencent took almost half of that way from them. Eric Johnson, Recode, "If they don’t want to lose their jobs to a machine, doctors will need to become compassionate ‘human connectors’," 17 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of choke point

1944, in the meaning defined above

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