Did you maybe mean checkpoint?
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A narrow passage, such as a strait, through which shipping must pass.
- n. A point of congestion or obstruction.
- n. A point at which traffic or other movement can easily become blocked.
- n. a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
- n. a point of congestion or blockage
“The Malacca Straight chokepoint is a lot more real.”
“In the view of Pentagon planners, the new Fulda Gap — the region where Soviet troops were poised to invade Western Europe during the Cold War — would be the South China Sea, a key "chokepoint" that the Chinese might some day seek to control.”
“If the recess-appointed radical whom President Obama has placed in charge of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid get his way - a man who believes that spending 8% of GDP on healthcare is quite enough (currently it's about 17%) - the term "chokepoint" may take on a whole new meaning for seniors and others needing life-saving or life-improving treatment.”
“Sherman Island is a "chokepoint" of highways, gas and power lines typical of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.”
“And we found the perfect chokepoint, Ms. Leonhart told lawmakers, referring to distributors.”
“Instead of chasing the ants at the picnic, we have decided we had to find out what the chokepoint was and use that.”
“At present, the bulk of China's imported oil and gas comes by tankers passing through a geographic chokepoint: the Straits of Malacca.”
“China's aim is to bring Middle Eastern oil into Gwadar, through Pakistan and into the adjoining Chinese territory of Xinjiang and a strategic chokepoint at the Straits of Malacca.”
“A striking percentage of the oil produced by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE is carried by tanker through this passageway on a daily basis, making it in the words of the Department of Energy “the world's most important oil chokepoint.” Some analysts believe that any sustained blockage in the strait could trigger a 50% increase in the price of oil and trigger a full-scale global recession or depression.”
“After the Strait of Hormuz, however, the South China Sea may be the global energy chokepoint where small mistakes or provocations could lead to bigger confrontations in 2012 and beyond.”
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