choke point


Definition of choke point 

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

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Musk revealed Sunday that a hackathon was underway to fix the two worst robot production choke points. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Elon Musk Is Using a Hackathon to Solve the Tesla Model 3 Bottleneck," 13 May 2018 That causes water to overflow at choke points, such as Lake Harney, for several days after a heavy rainstorm. Martin E. Comas,, "East Seminole County residents keep nervous eye on rising St. Johns," 9 July 2018 The routes cover both northbound and southbound traffic from the Bering Sea to the choke point of the Bering Strait for vessels traveling near Alaska and the Chukotskiy Peninsula. Anchorage Daily News, "UN agency approves Bering Strait shipping route," 3 June 2018 That created a choke point that has left canal operators unable to deliver 60 percent of the water to farms and cities along the last 50 miles or so of the canal’s low spot. Dale Kasler And Phillip Reese, sacbee, "The Valley floor is sinking, and it’s crippling California’s ability to deliver water," 13 July 2018 With more global shipping now that ever, new technologies are emerging that can mend choke points in the process. Mejs Hasan, WIRED, "The Ultimate Carbon-Saving Tip? Travel by Cargo Ship," 12 July 2018 As a choke point in the global economy, the port has historically been exploited by criminals who force payoffs and other kickbacks by controlling who unloads the ships and how quickly. CBS News, "Agency created to fight organized crime on New York, New Jersey docks may be pushed out," 22 June 2018 The $474 million 75th Street improvement project would eliminate the choke point at Chicago’s Belt Junction, near 75th Street and Racine Avenue, where more than 80 Metra and freight trains cross each other’s paths daily. Mary Wisniewski,, "State gets $132 million federal grant to reduce South Side railroad delays," 5 June 2018 Hackathon going on right now to fix 2 worst robot production choke points. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Elon Musk Is Using a Hackathon to Solve the Tesla Model 3 Bottleneck," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of choke point

1944, in the meaning defined above

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