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[kahr-pawrt, -pohrt]
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  1. a roofed, wall-less shed, usually projecting from the side of a building, used as a shelter for an automobile.
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Origin of carport

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; car1 + port1
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shop, barn, storage, carport

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British Dictionary definitions for carport


  1. 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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