trailer park


Definition of trailer park

: an area equipped to accommodate mobile homes

called also trailer camp, trailer court

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Two suspects – including a 16-year-old – have been charged with capital murder in a deadly shooting at a Brighton trailer park. Carol Robinson |, al, "2 suspects - ages 16 and 20 - charged in deadly shooting at Brighton mobile home park," 30 July 2019 Among the many treasures there is a collection of items from Los Angeles mobile home and trailer parks. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Live L.A. like a local. Tips from readers on where to take visitors," 27 July 2019 These days, mobile home or manufactured home communities — please don’t call them trailer parks, residents say — are most often associated with rural areas. Jason Buch, New York Times, "For Seattle’s Last Mobile Home Owners, the Clock Is Ticking," 21 July 2019 There's also a natural fishpond on the grounds of this pet-friendly trailer park and lots of trails nearby. Rosemary Mcclure,, "Hotels near Yosemite that won't blow your budget," 30 June 2019 Her trailer park is atypical — it's filled with celebrities, most of them an integral part of LGBTQ visibility. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Taylor Swift releases star-studded video for "You Need To Calm Down," challenging anti-LGBTQ beliefs," 17 June 2019 For example, the town purchased Westport’s only trailer park and replaced its 60 mobile homes with 93 affordable apartments run by the local housing authority. Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, ProPublica, "Separated by Design: How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing," 22 May 2019 One of them lived in a trailer park somewhere in California, and the other lived in Seattle. Brendan Leonard, Outside Online, "Alastair Humphreys on Traveling the World at 10 MPH," 14 June 2019 Amber has been raised in a trailer park by her mother, Annette, a nicotine-crazed beautician. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "“Drop Dead Gorgeous,” Which Is Finally Streaming, Is Possibly My Favorite Movie of All Time," 5 July 2019

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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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