Could someone tell me what the picture shows? I tried with checkpoint, but I couldn't find further information.

a glass cabin, a separate gate for pedestrians and one for vehicles

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    What exactly are you referring to? The entirety of the picture could certainly be called a checkpoint. Why do you think that's wrong? What specific component and function are you thinking of? Jul 11, 2020 at 6:25
  • It might help if you told us what the text on the booth and above the pedestrian entrance says.
    – mdewey
    Jul 11, 2020 at 12:48
  • Could it be just called "an entrance control post"? A rather small gate-keeper's booth and a slot for electronic cards the turnstile is equipped with tells me it's not a checkpoint per se.
    – Victor B.
    Sep 5, 2021 at 13:37

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It isn't quite clear from the picture what it is, and that is relevant because it depends on the purpose of the structure. For example, it could be a tollbooth on a motorway, or it could be a security checkpoint at a border. These type of barriers are used in various ways. Checkpoint implies that some kind of procedure is involved, for example showing an identity card. This wouldn't be the case with a tollbooth where a simple exchange of money happens. In other words, a checkpoint is a place where something is checked, usually that the person has the permission to cross through the barriers.

  • Except a motorway tollbooth is unlikely to have a side gate for pedstrians.
    – James K
    Jul 11, 2020 at 21:22
  • True, but the point remains that without context it is unclear what these barriers are functioning as.
    – kandyman
    Jul 11, 2020 at 21:23

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