trailer park


Definition of trailer park

: an area equipped to accommodate mobile homes

called also trailer camp, trailer court

Examples of trailer park in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visitors staying at the Yaraka trailer park have been surprised by the lengths emus will go to steal food, including pecking a fried egg off a barbecue plate, Gimblett said. Rod Mcguirk, USA TODAY, "'They bump into everything': Australian Outback pub bans messy emus for 'bad behavior'," 31 July 2020 Last summer, when Phoenix temperatures averaged 96 degrees at the airport, where official measurements are made, Solís and her colleagues got readings averaging 131 degrees at a local trailer park, which had little shade and a lot of asphalt. Stephen Leahy, National Geographic, "As summer arrives, how will the most vulnerable escape deadly heat and COVID-19?," 16 June 2020 Perlis managed to track down Leo Ornstein — who had been renowned for giving recitals of his radical piano works in the 1910s but had long since vanished into obscurity — in a trailer park in Texas. William Robin, New York Times, "3,000 Interviews. 50 Years. Listen to the History of American Music.," 23 Apr. 2020 Tristan Wirfs spent the first five years of his life living in a trailer park in tiny Mt. Vernon, Iowa, with his mother, grandmother and eventually a younger sister. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, "Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs looks to pay back his mother’s sacrifices with NFL success," 15 Apr. 2020 James Revia, 40, of Hankamer in Chambers County, and his four children were rescued from their flooded trailer park home by a passing fire truck. NBC News, "'As bad as I've ever seen it': Imelda swamps parts of Texas with more than 3 feet of rain," 20 Sep. 2019 The latest screening locations for people who might have the novel coronavirus illness COVID-19 are trailers parked outside four of St. Elizabeth Healthcare's emergency departments. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Coronavirus in Kentucky: Read NKY updates ahead of Gov. Andy Beshear's 5 p.m. press conference," 25 Mar. 2020 How this story was reported Chronicle reporters visited several sites where Reef Technology had established ghost kitchens in trailers parked in lots. Janelle Bitker,, "‘Ghost kitchens’ spring up in SF, and delivery-app customers are none the wiser," 2 Feb. 2020 Eight boxes containing flat-screen televisions and hover boards were stolen Nov. 25 when a suspect or suspects cut the latch off a trailer parked in the lot at Walmart, 137 North Ave., and stole the items. Deborah Kadin,, "Franklin Park, Northlake police: eight boxes of hover boards, televisions stolen," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of trailer park

1937, in the meaning defined above

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6 Aug 2020

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“Trailer park.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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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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