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

Examples of mobile home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Expect damage to trees, mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings. Robin Goist,, "National Weather Service issues severe thunderstorm warning for Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit counties," 13 Sep. 2019 As of 2017, Florida had around 850,000 mobile homes, more than any other state. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "The Lessons Florida Has Learned From Past Hurricanes," 3 Sep. 2019 This, where many oilfield workers live in the booming Permian Basin oil fields, is the graceless side of the energy economy, a cluttered zone of mobile homes, oil tanks, service trucks, salvage yards, and endless commercial metal buildings. John Maccormack,, "Odessa gunman lived in a dirt-floor shack and once confronted neighbor while carrying a rifle," 2 Sep. 2019 Pre-fab design, a concept that can feel foreign to a designer who’s used to making custom pieces for her clients but is inherently connected to the mobile home (a pre-fab dwelling itself). Catherine Dash, Vogue, "How This Interior Designer Turned a Malibu Mobile Home Into a Scandinavian-Chic Surf Retreat," 22 Apr. 2019 The Federal Aviation Administration says a mysterious object that seemingly dropped from the sky and damaged a man’s mobile home didn’t come from an airplane. USA TODAY, "Superstorm art, Key West Fantasy Fest, pine cone plan: News from around our 50 states," 28 Oct. 2019 There is also an old convent, some prefab buildings, and mobile homes. Hannah Beckler, The New Republic, "“It’s a Prison”," 14 Oct. 2019 Bowles, 57, was sentenced to death for the murder of Walter Hinton, who was found dead in 1994 n his Jacksonville mobile home., "DeSantis signs death warrant in 1985 murder of 14-year-old girl in Pinellas County," 25 Sep. 2019 Betsey Johnson is saying goodbye to her Malibu mobile home. Ashley Boucher,, "Betsey Johnson Lists Malibu Mobile Home — For Almost $2 Million!," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of mobile home

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mobile home was in 1934

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6 Dec 2019

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“Mobile home.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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