carpool

verb
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

car pool

noun

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

Other Words from carpool

Verb

carpooler noun

Examples of carpool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Some used to carpool with colleagues who quit, and others simply can't afford to drive to work anymore at their current rates of pay. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 4 Apr. 2022 To alleviate traffic congestion to Eldora, the mountain created several initiatives aimed at getting people to carpool or use the bus. Matt Hansen, Outside Online, 5 Apr. 2019 The two lived in the same neighborhood growing up and used to carpool to school. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2022 Some used to carpool with colleagues who quit, and others simply can't afford to drive to work anymore at their current rates of pay. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 4 Apr. 2022 Today, one kid will walk with a friend, and another will carpool. Sybil Wa, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2022 Some used to carpool with colleagues who quit, and others simply can't afford to drive to work anymore at their current rates of pay. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 4 Apr. 2022 Some used to carpool with colleagues who quit, and others simply can't afford to drive to work anymore at their current rates of pay. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 4 Apr. 2022 The rest will carpool with parents over the course of the week ahead of their individual events and relays. Zac Bellman, Journal Sentinel, 29 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Recently, my nine-year-old came home from the soccer car pool in tears, because one of the other boys made mean comments to him on the drive. Rachel Walker, Outside Online, 28 Oct. 2019 And some of the blue states have better incentives for EV buyers, such as state tax credits or the ability to drive in car pool lanes on highways. Chris Isidore, CNN, 3 Feb. 2022 Divorce often means that driving a car pool, paying bills and many other requirements of daily life now land on one set of shoulders not two. Louise Rafkin, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2022 Uber and Lyft started in the early 2010s with just a handful of drivers, resembling car pool services more than professional fleets. Kate Conger, New York Times, 4 Nov. 2020 That’s the warning the Rhode Island Department of Health is sounding after tracing a spate of new infections to car pool clusters. NBC News, 13 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of carpool

Verb

1962, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1942, in the meaning defined above

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27 Sep 2022

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“Carpool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpool. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for carpool

car pool

noun

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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