- a place along a road, border, etc., where travelers are stopped for inspection.
- a point or item, especially in a procedure, for notation, inspection, or confirmation.
Origin of checkpoint
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for checkpoint
After finishing breakfast, we pile back into the truck and head toward the checkpoint.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
Her arrest came at a checkpoint in Damascus in June 2013, when soldiers spotted an audio recorder in her bag.Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story
October 28, 2014
The first checkpoint was decked out in the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag and just inside the city limits.
The bus is waved along past this checkpoint and another as well.
Leaving Donetsk, the bus is stopped at a checkpoint just inside the city line.
Apparently all or most of the guards got off at the checkpoint.
And a checkpoint implied that the ship was searched for escaped prisoners.
It isn't a bad life at the checkpoint, but I'd rather go back to Earth.
And he had to think about what was going to happen at the checkpoint, and what he would do about it.
I missed the first checkpoint and finally realized I was lost.The Biography of a Rabbit
- a place, as at a frontier or in a motor rally, where vehicles or travellers are stopped for official identification, inspection, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for checkpoint
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper