check-point

checkpoint

[chek-point]
noun
1.
a place along a road, border, etc., where travelers are stopped for inspection.
2.
a point or item, especially in a procedure, for notation, inspection, or confirmation.

Origin:
1935–40; check1 + point

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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

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checkpoint
1940, from check + point. Originally an aviator's term for landforms or structures of known height against which the craft's altitude could be visually checked. The "vehicle stop" sense is recorded from 1950.
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