chokepoint

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

choke +‎ point

Noun[edit]

chokepoint (plural chokepoints)

  1. A point at which traffic or other movement can easily become blocked.
    • 2016, Jeremi Suri, Benjamin A. Valentino, Sustainable Security
      First, a hostile state could invade and occupy an oil producer or cut off a key chokepoint such as the Strait of Hormuz.

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