chokepoint chokepoint

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
  2. (n) a point of congestion or blockage

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • For the Palestinians, Erez is a chokepoint where only a lucky few can exit from Gaza, usually for medical emergencies.

News

  • NRD turns down plea for drain help near Cozad

    GRAND ISLAND — A staff study of a drainage chokepoint west of Elm Creek was approved by the Central Platte Natural Resources District Board Thursday, but a funding request from a Dawson County drainag
    on April 26, 2014     Source: Kearney Hub

Quotes

  1. "The Port of Guam has repeatedly been identified as a potential chokepoint for the military buildup, and the decision to not award the ...... grant to the Port of Guam is a step in the wrong direction for the federal response to Guam's needs,"...
    on Feb 18, 2010 By: Madeleine Bordallo Source: Pacific Daily News

  2. "I spent two years convincing my colleagues this was not just a bridge project in Oregon, but a chokepoint on a vital national transportation artery," DeFazio said from Washington, DC "This is the third busiest truck route in America. It...
    on Aug 6, 2005 By: Peter DeFazio Source: The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

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