car·port | \ˈkär-ˌpȯrt \

Definition of carport 

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

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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 Authorities are searching for a rare car that was stolen in Forsyth County: a 1931 Ford Model A. The purple vehicle was stolen from the owner’s carport between Saturday and Monday, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. Zachary Hansen, ajc, "Search underway for 1931 Ford Model A stolen from carport," 12 June 2018 Or that a prototype of these row houses actually was constructed in nearby Elmhurst, complete with a carport where a ’57 Chevy might have looked at home? Blair Kamin,, "A less-is-more restoration of a Mies house expands our view of a little-known episode in the famed architect's career," 8 June 2018 April 28 was the covert individual's last visit to the carport. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "They call him the 'BBQ Bandit,' but so far his crime-spree lacks some key ingredients | Miami Herald," 11 May 2018 One of the victims was found dead in the carport; another was found in a bedroom. Chris Harris,, "'By the Grace of God' Young Girls Escape Murder-Suicide as Their Dad Kills Mom and Sister," 9 July 2018 Delores Chavez, who lives in south Oklahoma City, spotted a bird on her carport that somehow looked familiar. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Emotional support pigeon goes on the lam in Oklahoma wearing pink diaper," 26 June 2018

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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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