General English


  • A designated point at which the state of a computer program or system, and its data, are saved to a nonvolatile storage medium, such as a tape or a disk, so that if there is an interruption or failure, the program or system can be restarted from this spot.


  • noun a place (usually on a road) where people or vehicles are stopped and inspected or searched
  • noun a place or feature on the ground which is used as a navigational reference point


  • noun a place where police or other officials stop and check people or vehicles