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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The biggest of the fires was set on Sept. 28, causing the vehicle to become engulfed in flames, which spread to the roof of the carport where it was parked, the Police Department said. Agueda Pacheco-flores, The Seattle Times, "7 parked cars set on fire in Redmond; police investigating," 3 Oct. 2018 Sheriff Will Maddox told WSFA News 12 that deputies were called to a home after someone left a suspicious object in the homeowner's carport. Anna Beahm,, "Man in custody after bomb-making materials found in Henry County," 12 Apr. 2018 But their son, Tom, lived on the family property in Coburg and decided to expand the carport. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "How a Dirty Old Waffle Iron Became Nike's Holy Grail," 15 July 2016 But in Tuesday's 8-1 ruling, the justices said a vehicle parked in a carport or on private property adjacent to a home deserves the privacy protection of the 4th Amendment. David G. Savage,, "Supreme Court extends privacy protection to cars in a driveway," 29 May 2018 Location: Katy, Texas Price: $699,900 This Texas home really is a time capsule, down to its carport and the suburb that unfolds around it. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Texas ranch house on one lush acre asks $700K," 27 July 2018 In the carport was a blue plastic container that held seven dead puppies that were just four weeks old. Christopher Harress,, "Major lower Alabama bust arrests 20 drug dealers," 11 Apr. 2018 Gavin Rea via Designboom And the M3 is a 720-square-foot design with the top module cantilevering over the base, creating a covered carport. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Prefab home concept appears to float above the landscape," 15 Oct. 2018 The largest installation, a 10-megawatt array, sits atop carports at the state oil giant, Saudi Aramco. Alexandra Zavis,, "Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is turning to another resource to power the kingdom — sunshine," 31 May 2018

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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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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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