car·​pool | \ ˈkär-ˌpül How to pronounce carpool (audio) \
carpooled; carpooling; carpools

Definition of carpool

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to participate in a car pool

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Definition of car pool (Entry 2 of 2)

: an arrangement in which a group of people commute together by car also : the group entering into such an arrangement

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carpooler noun

Examples of carpool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Other recommendations to beach managers include: limit the occupancy of small spaces, encourage the use of masks or face coverings when not in the water, carpool only with people in their household, and maintain good hygiene etiquette. Gisela Crespo, CNN, "CDC issues recommendations to help protect beachgoers from Covid-19 spread," 18 June 2020 With its app linking car owners and riders heading in the same direction, Europe’s biggest carpooling company boasts about 89 million subscribers in 22 countries. Helene Fouquet,, "‘Tinder of Transport’ BlablaCar Asks Investors to Join Ride," 7 May 2020 In the small town of Jonesborough, Tenn., nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, the Parent Teacher Association group text chat normally lights up with news of school dances and carpooling schedules. Elaina Plott,, "Trump supporters turn to him for information amid coronavirus," 14 Mar. 2020 Quick Ride, a carpooling company also founded in Bangalore, aims to create a sustainable commuting option while cutting the number of vehicles on the roads, reducing fuel consumption and minimizing CO2 emissions, the company tells CNN Business. Nell Lewis, CNN, "How India's Silicon Valley is using tech to tackle traffic," 10 Mar. 2020 The work typically doesn’t pay much, and workers may carpool to save money and live in cramped quarters, which can increase the spread of disease into the community. al, "Alabama chicken plants scramble to slow outbreaks of coronavirus," 25 Apr. 2020 Carolynn Comstock and her husband, Jim Owen, carpooled to the March 10 practice from the nearby city of Anacortes with their friends Ruth and Mark Backlund. Author: Richard Read, Anchorage Daily News, "A Washington state choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead.," 31 Mar. 2020 That wouldn’t have been a problem, but Easterling carpooled to work and his co-rider was late., "Death, lies and uranium: How an Ohio man’s mysterious disappearance in 1984 still haunts family, friends," 17 Mar. 2020 After school, the players would carpool or hop on the bus for the 20-minute ride west across the Schuylkill River. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski always stood out during his days in Philadelphia, even when he wasn’t trying to stand out," 29 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Players are not allowed to car pool with each other and steam rooms and hot tubs at the facility will be closed. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "NHL announces start dates for qualifying round, training camp along with protocols for each," 7 July 2020 That struggle features in the novel, as do kidnapping, hibernation, car pools, boxing and an underwater go-go dancer. Karl Vick, Time, "'I Have a Concern About Shutting Down Imagination.' Louise Erdrich on the Battle Over Fiction and Identity," 9 Mar. 2020 While Easterling was wondering where his car pool buddy had gone, Fernald employee David Allen had arrived for his morning shift in Plant 6., "Death, lies and uranium: How an Ohio man’s mysterious disappearance in 1984 still haunts family, friends," 17 Mar. 2020 For just a $15 flat-rate fee, arriving passengers can take a car pool ride to any destination in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, "LaGuardia Airport Now Has $15 Flat-Rate Rides to Manhattan and Brooklyn," 15 Nov. 2019 Staff also are looking at subsidized transit passes, car pool programs and other options. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Downtown parking paradox: Denver wants fewer new spots, but they just keep coming," 19 Oct. 2019 The company now provides car pool rides to residents in place of a bus system. Kate Conger, New York Times, "Uber Wants to Sell You Train Tickets. And Be Your Bus Service, Too.," 7 Aug. 2019 This home is well located near casual car pool, AC Transit and freeway access. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Welcome to Piedmont," 9 Sep. 2019 Shell Ventures invested an undisclosed amount in Corvus Energy, an energy storage company and Total Ventures was part of a $60-million funding round for Scoop, which helps people form car pools. Anjli Raval, Los Angeles Times, "Big Oil venture funds target green investments," 2 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of carpool


1962, in the meaning defined above


1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carpool was in 1942

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“Carpool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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Kids Definition of car pool

: an arrangement by a group of automobile owners in which each takes turns driving his or her own car and giving the others a ride

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