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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The fire engulfed a mobile home on Cherry Laurel Street near Huffman about 4 a.m. this morning, though Gonzalez said the cause of the fire was not immediately clear. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Jimmy Gonzalez, a titan of Tejano music, dies in San Antonio," 6 June 2018 The mobile home on Michigan Avenue was set on fire around 5:30 a.m. on May 25, according to a press release from the Canton Public Safety Department. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Canton man charged with setting fire to occupied Canton mobile home," 30 May 2018 The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department believes Thomas lit a mobile home on the 7500 block of Costa Mesa Circle ablaze on April 1 while Aryanna Lynn Doyle, 28, was inside. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Woman burned inside mobile home; man arrested on suspicion of murder, arson | The Sacramento Bee," 10 May 2018 Sisco, who will be attending Aurora Christian High School in the fall, spent the mission trip putting siding and foam board insulation on a mobile home as part of the Appalachia Service Project’s summer program. Cathy Janek, Aurora Beacon-News, "Batavia United Methodist mission trip called a 'life-changing' experience," 25 June 2018 Nickelson died in July 2014 in a mobile home fire at 208 Morgan Road in Camden. Carol Robinson,, "Man, 57, convicted in 2014 blunt force trauma death of girlfriend," 15 Apr. 2018 Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District personnel extinguished a mobile home fire Tuesday morning in North Highlands. Anthony Sorci, sacbee, "Mobile home fire extinguished in North Highlands | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Mar. 2018 The blaze, dubbed the West fire, started Friday off Willows Road and Interstate 8 near the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park. Lyndsay Winkley,, "Number of structures lost in San Diego County fire more than doubles," 9 July 2018 Hall deputies eventually found Walden at a mobile home park in the 7000 block of Evergreen Way. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "Cops: 2 arrested after man hid Gwinnett fugitive in his home," 20 June 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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