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check·point

 (chĕk′point′)
n.
A point where a check is performed: Vehicles are stopped at several checkpoints along the border.

checkpoint

(ˈtʃɛkˌpɔɪnt)
n
a place, as at a frontier or in a motor rally, where vehicles or travellers are stopped for official identification, inspection, etc

check•point

(ˈtʃɛkˌpɔɪnt)

n.
1. a place along a road, border, etc., where travelers are stopped for inspection.
2. a point or item in a procedure for notation, inspection, or confirmation.
[1935–40]

checkpoint

1. A predetermined point on the surface of the Earth used as a means of controlling movement, a registration target for fire adjustment, or reference for location.
2. Center of impact; a burst center.
3. Geographical location on land or water above which the position of an aircraft in flight may be determined by observation or by electrical means.
4. A place where military police check vehicular or pedestrian traffic in order to enforce circulation control measures and other laws, orders, and regulations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.checkpoint - a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearancecheckpoint - a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance
stop - a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
Translations
نُقْطَةُ التَّفْتيش
kontrolní stanoviště
kontrolpostkontrolpunkt
ellenõrzõponthatárátkelõhely
eftirlitsstöî, skoîun
kontrol noktası

checkpoint

[ˈtʃekpɔɪnt] N(punto m de) control m, retén m (LAm)

checkpoint

[ˈtʃɛkpɔɪnt] n(poste m de) contrôle mcheck-up [ˈtʃɛkʌp] n (medical)examen m médical, check-up m
a routine check-up → un examen de routine

checkpoint

[ˈtʃɛkˌpɔɪnt] nposto di blocco

check

(tʃek) verb
1. to see if something (eg a sum) is correct or accurate. Will you check my addition?
2. to see if something (eg a machine) is in good condition or working properly. Have you checked the engine (over)?
3. to hold back; to stop. We've checked the flow of water from the burst pipe.
noun
1. an act of testing or checking.
2. something which prevents or holds back. a check on imports.
3. in chess, a position in which the king is attacked. He put his opponent's king in check.
4. a pattern of squares. I like the red check on that material.
5. a ticket received in return for handing in baggage etc.
6. (especially American) a bill. The check please, waiter!
7. (American) a cheque.
checked adjective
having a pattern of check. She wore a checked skirt; Is the material checked or striped?
ˈcheckbook noun
(American) a chequebook.
ˈcheck-in noun
1. the place where passengers show travel documents at an airport or seaport. the check-in desk; (American) the check-in counter.
2. the process of checking in at an airport etc.
ˈcheckmate noun
in chess, a position from which the king cannot escape.
verb
to put (an opponent's king) in this position.
ˈcheckout noun
a place where payment is made for goods bought in a supermarket.
ˈcheckpoint noun
a barrier where cars, passports etc are inspected, or a point that contestants in a race must pass.
ˈcheck-up noun
a medical examination to discover the state of a person's health. my annual check-up.
check in
to register at a hotel as a guest or at an airport as a passenger. We checked in last night.
check out
1. to leave (a hotel), paying one's bill etc. You must check out before 12 o'clock.
2. (especially American) to test. I'll check out your story.
check up (on)
to investigate to see if (someone or something) is reliable, honest, true etc. Have you been checking up on me?
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