[kahr-pawrt, -pohrt]


a roofed, wall-less shed, usually projecting from the side of a building, used as a shelter for an automobile.

Origin of carport

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; car1 + port1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for carport

shop, barn, storage, carport

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British Dictionary definitions for carport



a shelter for a car usually consisting of a roof built out from the side of a building and supported by posts
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Word Origin and History for carport

also car-port, 1939, American English, from car + port (n.1).

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