Definition of pinch point in English:

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pinch point


A place or point where congestion occurs or is likely to occur, especially on a road: the planners have suggestions to ease traffic jams at ninety-two pinch points
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  • Castle Street is the pinch point of the local traffic flows, with an average 33,000 vehicles per day at the western end of the A63 corridor, rising to 54,000 on the street itself.
  • That spot becomes a pinch point, especially when traffic builds up,’ he said.
  • Follow Castle Drive around point past Coastguard Station to next car park just beyond the pinch point in the road.

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