car·​barn | \ ˈkär-ˌbärn How to pronounce carbarn (audio) \

Definition of carbarn

: a building that houses the cars of a street railway or the buses of a bus system

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Recent Examples on the Web The car had been kept in a corner of the carbarn gathering dust like an old piece of furniture in the back of someone’s basement. Carl Nolte,, "World’s oldest operating cable car rolling back to life this weekend," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of carbarn

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Carbarn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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