Definition of checkpoint in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHekˌpoint/


1A barrier or manned entrance, typically at a border, where travelers are subject to security checks.
Example sentences
  • The documents were taken from them when they tried to travel abroad at border checkpoints.
  • He led both of us to a table at a security checkpoint just inside the entrance.
  • He said that one of the main measures against the criminal groups, whose sources of income included smuggling, was to place security cameras at border checkpoints.
1.1A place along the route of a long-distance race where the time for each competitor is recorded.
Example sentences
  • The only compromise the organisers have made is to give us water at various checkpoints throughout the race, and to provide tents for us to sleep in each night after a day of racing.
  • You can also create your own race courses through the city by selecting places for checkpoints, which would presumably extend the game's longevity if you were playing online against human opponents.
  • The style of the events will be slightly different to many races with checkpoints ready marked on maps.
1.2A location whose exact position can be verified visually or electronically, used by pilots to aid navigation.
Example sentences
  • After I received the maps I had to check them with a master copy along with all the other captains to verify that the 30 checkpoints were accurately placed on our maps.
  • We were certain this was our area and the 96th Squadron also confirmed this as we were on the deck where it is much harder to determine certain checkpoints, but with top cover we were more certain.
  • I'll usually figure my checkpoints about 20 minutes apart, depending on the speed of the aircraft.

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Syllabification: check·point

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