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or choke point  (chōk′point′)
1. A narrow passage, such as a strait, through which shipping must pass.
2. A point of congestion or obstruction.



a place of greatest congestion and often hazard; bottleneck.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chokepoint - a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
narrowing - an instance of becoming narrow
2.chokepoint - a point of congestion or blockage; "the bridge is always a chokepoint at rush hour"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
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