chokepoint

[chohk-point]
noun
a place of greatest congestion and often hazard; bottleneck.

Origin:
1965–70

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chokepoint

noun
1. a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel [syn: constriction
2. a point of congestion or blockage; "the bridge is always a chokepoint at rush hour" 
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Example sentences
Try splitting the maps up into zones with two team members watching one chokepoint while the other two monitor the other side.
The crossing creates a major chokepoint at one of the busiest railroad crossings in the nation.
Increases in travel and growth at the base have become the focus of the chokepoint in this area.
The city learned about a chokepoint in the system that they need to address in their comprehensive planning.
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