mobile home


Definition of mobile home

: a dwelling structure built on a steel chassis and fitted with wheels that is intended to be hauled to a usually permanent site — compare motor home

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But Luis Bautista and Juana Hernandez put a lot of work into their mobile home in Arbor Park. Abby Lynes,, "Portland zoning changes could help preserve affordable mobile home parks," 12 June 2018 Authorities say Danny and Kathy Freeman of Craig County were shot to death in their mobile home on Dec. 30, 1999. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "DA details "horrific" last days of girls abducted in 1999 as suspect is charged," 24 Apr. 2018 Sheela and her inner circle lived in a complex of three adjoining, customized, deluxe mobile homes. Susan Harfouche, The New Republic, "Memoirs of an Ex-Sannyasin," 12 Apr. 2018 Houseboats are boxy things, like floating mobile homes. Sunset, "The Ultimate Venue for Your Next Family Vacay? A Houseboat," 22 Jan. 2018 If outdoors or in a mobile home or vehicle, people should find shelter and protect themselves from flying debris. Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, "Tornado warning issued for southeastern Kansas City," 26 June 2018 Superstition Fire crews were able to control the fire and prevent it from spreading to other nearby homes, but the single mobile home was destroyed, officials said. Alejandro Barahona, azcentral, "2 mobile homes destroyed in separate Apache Junction fires," 19 Apr. 2018 The man barricaded himself inside the mobile home on Baltimore Mine Road after Sheriff’s Office personnel tired to serve him with a search warrant. Cathy Locke, sacbee, "Man barricades himself in his Foresthill mobile home, sets fire to residence," 20 Mar. 2018 No other injuries were reported, and no one else was in the mobile home at the time of the fire, Legoudes said. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Conroe man hospitalized after mobile home fire," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of mobile home

1934, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mobile home

: a house that is built in a factory and then moved to the place where people will live in it

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to gather or build up little by little

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