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checkpointnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʃek.pɔɪnt/
a ​place where ​people are ​stopped and ​askedquestions and ​vehicles are ​examined, ​especially at a ​border between two ​countries: Checkpoint Charlie was the most ​famousbordercrossing between ​East and ​West Berlin.
(Definition of checkpoint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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checkpointnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʃekˌpɔɪnt/
a ​place where ​people or ​vehicles are ​stopped and ​examined by an ​official
(Definition of checkpoint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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