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

Definition of carport

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

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Some huddled under a metal carport, sharing a foul-smelling bathroom and bathing with outdoor hoses. Los Angeles Times, "Stymied by U.S. asylum policies, many migrants on the border are heading home," 4 Aug. 2019 Though the carport sustained most of the destruction, some families could not return to their homes because of external damage to several apartments, Hughes said. Ktla,, "Fountain Valley carport fire damages about 40 vehicles and displaces families," 13 July 2019 The brand markings are gone, but the filling plaza remains, complete with carport and a scattering of vehicles. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: M/BAR in Mystic turns out premium eats and brims with brashness and flair," 12 July 2019 In 1948 the home’s second owners hired Wright to expand the property to its current 2,965 square feet, adding a great room, a third bedroom, a carport, and two additional bathrooms. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Nab this Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian in an upcoming auction," 9 July 2019 Over the past year, the group also installed new concrete around the front of the home and carport area and gifted Flores with a new washer and dryer. Chelsea Curtis, azcentral, "Phoenix police, community organizations make home wheelchair accessible for veteran," 11 July 2019 Other county parks are still under consideration, but the panels would be placed on parking lots or carports — not green space. Alison Knezevich,, "Baltimore County removes two parks from list of possible solar panel locations," 12 June 2019 Most were set under vehicles in carports or near homes. Richard Winton,, "Arsonist who wanted to 'roast America' and set fires across L.A. as revenge for mother's arrest get 33 years," 23 Mar. 2018 Green Magic Homes also offers plenty of other options in a variety of different sizes, the largest of which is the Sapphire Luxury Green Home collection, which includes luxe features like swimming pools and carports. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You Can Build Your Own Eco-Friendly Hobbit House in Less Than Three Days," 7 May 2019

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First Known Use of carport

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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