Definition of 'checkpoint'
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The unnamed medic said only two of five checkpoints had medics. The Sun (2015)They had tipped off the insurgents and would assist them in attacking their own checkpoint. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This will require them to pass through a checkpoint to reach their own kitchen and bathroom. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They were waved through a military checkpoint and began taking pictures of helicopters. The Sun (2012)We drove straight up to the first checkpoint on the eastern side of the bridge. Broken Lives (1993)They are learning to attack checkpoints as well as mountain bases. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The roads are dotted with checkpoints and military convoys power up and down the roads. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are barricades and numerous security checkpoints. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It depends simply on who is manning the first checkpoint you come across. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The rebels attacked army checkpoints and said they were inflicting dozens of casualties. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The soldier had been talking to a local woman who was passing the checkpoint when he was targeted. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The security checkpoints are discreetly set to one side so as not to interrupt views in or out of the building. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Armed rebels then attacked the checkpoint. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As we headed south, surprised soldiers swallowed my cover story at two checkpoints. Times, Sunday Times (2011)To visit the cemetery, you now go through three military checkpoints. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You can have an identical conversation to the one 20 minutes earlier at the first checkpoint. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At a military checkpoint that should not exist a Russian lieutenant apologised for being unable to offer any tea. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The sensors are being glued to the backs of 5,000 insects and will record each time they pass a checkpoint. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'checkpoint'
British English: checkpoint NOUN
A checkpoint is a place where traffic is stopped so that it can be checked.
...an army checkpoint.
Definition of checkpoint from the Collins English Dictionary
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