checkpoint

[ chek-point ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌpɔɪnt /

noun

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.

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Origin of checkpoint

First recorded in 1935–40; check1 + point
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British Dictionary definitions for checkpoint

checkpoint
/ (ˈtʃɛkˌpɔɪnt) /

noun

a place, as at a frontier or in a motor rally, where vehicles or travellers are stopped for official identification, inspection, etc
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