A place on a highway, on a border between countries, etc. where traffic is stopped, as for inspection by authorities.
Webster's New World
A point where a check is performed.
Vehicles are stopped at several checkpoints along the border.
(computing) A situation, often represented by a point in time, at which the state of a database system is known to be valid, and to which it can be returned in the event of a crisis by using a combination of backups and logs; the data stored at this event.
After the crash, we rolled back the database to the last checkpoint.
(video games) A predetermined point in a map, level or scenario that the player may resume from if they die or restart from if they choose to.
You can't finish the race if you haven't passed all of the checkpoints on the track.
To set a checkpoint.
Other Word Forms of Checkpoint
Checkpoint Sentence Examples
Each team of four was again required to locate a checkpoint.
Set a periodic checkpoint effective for restarting the parent request automatically.
We reached the next checkpoint by a mosque, which we were enticed into for a visit.
The feeling once we'd passed this checkpoint lightened our hearts for we knew we were headed home.
Applying for a visa at the border Generally, it is not possible to apply for a visa at a border checkpoint.