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

Examples of carport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the thunderstorm is still miles away, move your vehicle into the garage or under a carport if possible. Janet Loehrke, USA TODAY, 16 June 2024 Advertisement Beverly Hills passed a retrofit program in December 2018 targeted at soft-story buildings, typically low-rise apartments that can house dozens of people and have a flimsy first floor for carports. Sandhya Kambhampati, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2024 This devolves into a fight about which of them deserves to be on the show, and the episode ends on a high, with Angie disrespecting Monica’s carport. Tom Smyth, Vulture, 2 Jan. 2024 In addition, the home is equipped with a four-car carport. Bay Area Home Report, The Mercury News, 6 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for carport 

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carport was in 1939

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“Carport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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

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