car·​port | \ˈkär-ˌpȯrt \

Definition of carport 

: an open-sided automobile shelter by the side of a building

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In the carport was a blue plastic container that held seven dead puppies that were just four weeks old. Christopher Harress,, "Major lower Alabama bust arrests 20 drug dealers," 11 Apr. 2018 Gavin Rea via Designboom And the M3 is a 720-square-foot design with the top module cantilevering over the base, creating a covered carport. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Prefab home concept appears to float above the landscape," 15 Oct. 2018 The largest installation, a 10-megawatt array, sits atop carports at the state oil giant, Saudi Aramco. Alexandra Zavis,, "Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is turning to another resource to power the kingdom — sunshine," 31 May 2018 Starting on the 12th, the unidentified robber entered the aforementioned carport at around 5:45 p.m., nicking two bags of charcoal, read the sheriff's report. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "They call him the 'BBQ Bandit,' but so far his crime-spree lacks some key ingredients | Miami Herald," 11 May 2018 The shooting happened in the carport of his mother's home. Carol Robinson,, "Man shot multiple times standing in doorway of east Birmingham home," 26 Mar. 2018 The one-story house, built in 1923 on 30.71 acres, has three bedrooms, 1.5 baths and 1,435 square feet ($188 a square foot) plus a shop with utility buildings, metal carport and covered back porch. Janet Eastman,, "The most expensive homes in each of Oregon's counties (photos)," 12 June 2018 Flames then spread from the car to the carport to the mobile home, displacing the lone resident. Alex Riggins,, "Fire tears through Lakeside mobile home," 13 July 2018 There’s even a 1959 Studebaker Lark — curiously, the same green color as the exterior trim of the house — parked in the carport. Jay Jones,, "Las Vegas' past, from a classic chapel to vintage railroad cars, on display at little-known museum," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of carport

1939, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of carport

: a shelter for a car that has open sides and that is usually attached to the side of a building

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