Definition of checkpoint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃekpɔɪnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃekpɔɪnt//
Controlling traffic
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a place, especially on a border between two countries, where people have to stop so their vehicles and documents can be checked There are border guards at the checkpoint crossing. The soldier stopped the motorist at a roadside checkpoint. See related entries: Controlling trafficExtra examples The army has set up checkpoints on all the major roads in the area. The police waved our car through the border checkpoint. We were stopped at the checkpoint.
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