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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In Taylor County, there were voluntary evacuations for those in coastal zones and beach communities, mobile homes, RV parks and low-lying areas. CBS News, "Millions throughout Gulf states in Subtropical Storm Alberto's path," 28 May 2018 In Bethel, homes can span acres, apartment vacancies are hard to come by and mobile home parks hide behind clusters of evergreen trees lining the state highway. Scott Greenstone, The Seattle Times, "For homeless students in rural Washington, just getting to school is hard," 10 Sep. 2018 Measuring in at 60 feet long and 12 feet wide, the mobile home has two bedrooms and has recently been restored to the condition in which Elvis and Priscilla left it in. Lucia Tonelli, Town & Country, "See Inside Elvis Presley's 1960s Mobile Home, Gold-Plated Sink and All," 23 Aug. 2018 At the Alpine Oaks Estates, near where the fire began Friday off Willows Road and Interstate 8, at least 10 mobile homes burned. J. Harry Jones,, "Some Alpine fire evacuations lifted; residents find homes in ruins," 7 July 2018 Prefabricated Homes Today In the 21st century, there are three types of housing that fall under the category of prefabricated home: manufactured, modular, and mobile homes. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "The Impressive Evolution Of Prefabricated Houses," 24 Dec. 2018 Hurricane Matthew largely spared the ranch houses, bungalows and mobile homes on the island. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Hurricane Florence warnings not heeded by some in South Carolina's Gullah communities," 13 Sep. 2018 Two Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a fire at a southwest Wichita mobile home Tuesday night while trying to make an arrest. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Teen set fire to a home with her baby inside — and texted pics to her boyfriend, Texas cops say | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 5 May 2018 Smuggling networks rent houses or mobile homes, cover the windows and begin cycling migrants through dwellings that often are filthy and packed. Nicholas Kulish, New York Times, "Border Patrol’s Last Line of Defense? It Isn’t at the Border," 9 July 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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