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 Distribution is a potential choke point, of course. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "What Bill Gates Thinks About the State of the Fight Against COVID-19," 22 Dec. 2020 Department lawyers could launch a major investigation into how Amazon uses the choke point of its platform to direct business to sellers who use the gargantuan retailer’s suite of advertising services and its shipping and warehousing service. Zephyr Teachout, The New Republic, "A Blueprint for a Trust-Busting Biden Presidency," 18 Dec. 2020 About 2,000 Russian troops would be deployed as a peacekeeping contingent for five years, and would guarantee passage between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia at the Lachin corridor, a vital choke point. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, "Around Nagorno-Karabakh, an all-out media war unfolds," 10 Nov. 2020 Simulators, which these days have become an indispensable training tool, are also a choke point. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "At Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, pilot training is still essential, but different in COVID era," 6 July 2020 India, which exported nearly $6 billion of pharmaceuticals to the United States in the year ending March 2019, has emerged as crucial choke point for supplies of hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug Trump is boosting to treat coronavirus. Author: Christopher Rowland, Joanna Slater, Anchorage Daily News, "Spikes in demand from coronavirus patients are creating shortages of asthma drugs and sedatives," 13 Apr. 2020 Compared to other Indian states and territories, connections between Kashmir and the rest of the Indian internet are relatively sparse and pass through a small number of choke points, making such a blackout easier to achieve. James Griffiths, CNN, "Kashmir's internet blackout could add fear and confusion to its ongoing crisis," 8 Aug. 2019 But during this pandemic, some nodes of this supply web have turned into choke points, often because of policy decisions unrelated to agriculture. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, "Where’s the beef? Pandemic exposes cracks in US food system.," 19 May 2020 Industry analysts say the factory closures cause choke points, with livestock backing up on farms and consumers struggling to find some products. USA Today, "Coronavirus in meat packing plants could force choice: worker health or meat in stores," 22 Apr. 2020

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2021

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“Choke point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choke%20point. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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