carport

noun

car·​port ˈkär-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce carport (audio)
: an open-sided automobile shelter by the side of a building

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The problems at Peggy Childress’ mobile home started in May when a tree from the vacant lot next door crashed through their carport, the first damage she or her husband, Mike, could recall in 15 years of living there. Trevor Fraser, Orlando Sentinel, 8 Dec. 2022 Bill Fairbairn, 63, hoped to buy tarps to cover a gap where his carport tore away from his mobile home, exposing the room to the outside. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2022 The tornado touched down at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday along Hundley Road near Slocomb and caused significant roof damage to a house and carport. Leigh Morgan, al, 2 Dec. 2022 Each also comes with a standalone carport and optional electric car charger. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 4 Nov. 2022 The brother said the victim would often hang out in the carport. Rosana Hughes, ajc, 2 Oct. 2022 There are mule deer and white-tailed deer with translucent ears at dawn, a fox in the carport, a woodpecker metronoming the mesquite tree all day, mourning doves, owls by night. Anna Badkhen, Harper’s Magazine , 28 Sep. 2022 Two men were shot in an Orlando neighborhood Thursday morning, with one victim in his 20s found dead in a carport, according to the Orlando Police Department. Cristóbal Reyes, Orlando Sentinel, 4 Aug. 2022 Houses are typically block, with a carport, on small lots in this neighborhood located between Camelback and Thomas roads and 59th and 83rd avenues that ranked No. 5 for eviction filings during the first year of COVID-19. AZCentral.com, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carport was in 1939

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“Carport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carport. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

carport

noun
car·​port ˈkär-ˌpō(ə)rt How to pronounce carport (audio)
-ˌpȯ(ə)rt
: an automobile shelter with open sides that is usually attached to the side of a building

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