car·​port | \ ˈkär-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce carport (audio) \

Definition of carport

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

Examples of carport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Home Malone began as a hobby in 2011 out of a carport in Lakeview., "Meet Gambit's 40 Under 40 class of 2020," 17 Aug. 2020 Suburban streets were dotted with single-story, split-level or daylight ranch-style houses, some with a breezeway to the carport or garage; all without fussy porches but with patios to allow faster access to the outdoors. oregonlive, "On the market: Can a remodeled Hillsboro ranch house fetch more than $1.3 million?," 29 Aug. 2020 Jenna Thrash returned Thursday to her home in DeQuincy, La., a city of about 3,000, to find that the back of her family’s carport had blown off, shingles had flown off the house’s roof and the area in front of the family’s shed was flooded. Washington Post, "Louisiana suffered ‘tremendous devastation’ at height of Hurricane Laura’s power," 28 Aug. 2020 Stephanie and my oldest son were waiting outside the hospital in a carport reserved for Covid-19 patients. Christopher Chen, STAT, "My severe Covid-19: It felt like dying in solitary confinement," 28 Aug. 2020 Eventually, firefighters arrived on scene and was able to put out the blaze, which had spread to Little's carport, The Mercury News reported. Gabrielle Chung,, "Man Uses Bud Light to Help Save His Home from California Wildfire: 'I Didn't Have Any Water'," 26 Aug. 2020 Deputies say four men were watching television in a carport when someone shot at them with a handgun. Jeff Weiner,, "Overnight shooting near Altamonte Springs left 1 dead, 1 injured, deputies say," 24 Aug. 2020 Bryant drew the harsh sentence after he was convicted of theft in 1997 for stealing the hedge clippers from a storeroom in a carport at a home in Shreveport. CBS News, "Black man serving life sentence for stealing hedge clippers getting shot at freedom," 14 Aug. 2020 Malone started the business out of her carport in 2011. Shelby Simon,, "Shop Profile: Creative Connections at Home Malone," 9 Aug. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'carport.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of carport

1939, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about carport

Time Traveler for carport

Time Traveler

The first known use of carport was in 1939

See more words from the same year

Statistics for carport

Last Updated

15 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Carport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for carport


How to pronounce carport (audio)

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

More from Merriam-Webster on carport

Nglish: Translation of carport for Spanish Speakers

Comments on carport

What made you want to look up carport? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!