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 Others asked why the owners and property managers allowed a large dumpster to be placed in the carport directly under the west side of the complex. oregonlive, 7 July 2021 Amid the hum of generators, people cleared yards of tree limbs, shingles and carport roofs. Steve Garbarino, WSJ, 30 Aug. 2021 Immediately after, a man came out from the home’s carport, pointed a gun at deputies and fired a single shot, Spectrum reported. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 26 Aug. 2021 The sale, which also includes a carport sale at many homes in the park, will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Aug. 2021 Two Weaver police officers responded, and a man raised a shouldered weapon from his carport door and opened fire on police. al, 4 July 2021 Belongings that appeared to have been gathered from the carport and front porch, including a bench and chairs, were still piled in front of the front door. Kimberly C. Moore, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2021 The Midcentury property boasts a dining pavilion, a swimming pool and a spa, plus a large, second-floor deck covering the carport below. Greta Bjornson,, 20 Aug. 2021 The siblings spent most of their time in the carport, where Bernice was now trying to help Albert understand the status of his application. Washington Post, 11 July 2021

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First Known Use of carport

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carport was in 1939

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22 Oct 2021

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“Carport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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