trailer park


Definition of trailer park

: an area equipped to accommodate mobile homes

called also trailer camp, trailer court

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Waco visitors can find Jimmy Don (and buy his $40 to $150 goods) at his 36-foot-long trailer parked on South Eighth Street, right across the street from Magnolia. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jimmy Don From ‘Fixer Upper’ Reveals What He’s Doing Now That the Show Is Over," 22 Dec. 2018 Now, a year later, the 71-year-old great-grandmother is still living in a FEMA trailer parked next to her home, which Harvey left uninhabitable with rot and mold. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "As Texas Recovers From Harvey, Port Arthur Struggles," 13 Aug. 2018 Beatrice Sanders is living in a FEMA trailer parked next to her home, which Harvey left uninhabitable with rot and mold. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "As Texas Recovers From Harvey, Port Arthur Struggles," 13 Aug. 2018 This latest branch is the largest, with an Airstream trailer parked outside and functioning as an open-air cocktail bar. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Stir, in Philadelphia Museum of Art, Prepares for October Opening," 10 July 2018 The panel convicted Barrow in the death of his former trailer park neighbor, 36-year-old Rae Meichelle Tener. Marc Freeman,, "Man convicted, sentenced to life in missing body murder case," 11 June 2018 Other alt-right figures are involved in legal proceedings related to, for instance, harassing a Jewish woman online, or participation in a trailer park brawl. German Lopez, Vox, "Unite the Right 2018 was a pathetic failure," 12 Aug. 2018 Related stories from Fort Worth Star Telegram Here's a new Arlington hangout: burgers, craft beers at Tipsy Oak An Airstream trailer parks in Burleson — and serves good food What's that barbecue place with the view of the lake? Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "They were the best fajitas years ago. Now they're back, along with Saturday brunch | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 May 2018 Chief Deputy Michael Dunn said that the slabs were strapped to the inside wall of a trailer parked in the loading dock of the XPO warehouse, the Journal reported. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "OSHA Investigating After 2 Workers Crushed to Death at Logistics Company," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of trailer park

1937, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trailer park

chiefly US : a large piece of land where trailers (sense 2a) can be parked and connected to electricity and water supplies

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