checkpoint checkpoint  /ˈtʃɛk ˌpɔ ɪnt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance

Usage(s):

  1. A fifth soldier, who remained at the checkpoint to monitor the radio, said that when the men returned in bloodied clothes, each of them told him not to speak of the incident again.
  2. Fernando Mart, after all, was taken at what appeared to be an AFI checkpoint.
  3. When the girls finally emerge dazed from the checkpoint, Jinan runs over to a field of wildflowers and plucks a stem of Queen Anne's lace for her little sister.

News

  1. Checkpoint planned in Sugar Creek

    The Sugar Creek Police Department will be having a sobriety checkpoint the weekend of June 2
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Examiner

  2. DUI checkpoint planned for Friday

    The Berlin Police Department has scheduled a DUI sobriety checkpoint for the evening of Friday, June 14, on the Berlin Turnpike. Roadside sobriety checkpoints have been shown to be the most effective method to detect and apprehend under the influence drivers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Berlin Citizen

  3. DUI checkpoint nets 16 arrests

    Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Malibu/Lost Hills Station conducted a DUI and driver's license checkpoint on Fri., June 7, but none of the 16 arrests that were made were for drug or alcohol impairment. read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Acorn

Quotes

  1. "We want them to say what constitutes a legitimate group," Saldana said after the hearing. "Do we want these people allowed on a highway near a security checkpoint?"
    on Jan 12, 2008 By: Lori Saldana Source: WNYT

  2. "In the end, it comes down to the details, checkpoint by checkpoint, step by step for a better future," Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told the donors.
    on Dec 17, 2007 By: Tzipi Livni Source: Forbes

  3. In prepared testimony for a congressional hearing Thursday, TSA Administrator Kip Hawley said, "Relying solely on security at the checkpoint or focusing all of our resources to defeat one threat is counterproductive and detracts from our overall...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Kip Hawley Source: Guardian Unlimited

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