carport

noun car·port \ ˈkär-ˌpȯrt \
Updated on: 21 Feb 2018

Definition of carport

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

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First Known Use of carport

1939


CARPORT Defined for English Language Learners

carport

noun

Definition of carport for English Language Learners

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



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