- a roofed, wall-less shed, usually projecting from the side of a building, used as a shelter for an automobile.
Origin of carport
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Examples from the Web for carport
So I was there, on the step to the door to the carport, looking down at the box, feeling guilty for renting it.Speak, Faulty Memory: Why Memoir Writing Is Harder Than You Think
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He resumed his attacks in 1999 with the rape of a 13-year-old girl who was abducted in a carport behind an apartment building.Hunt for L.A.’s ‘Teardrop Rapist’ May Hinge on Familial DNA Testing
June 30, 2012
At this time, also, the carport was relocated, and terraces were created on the east and west sides of the house.
The driveway approaches the house from the southwest where the view first is of the carport and the 1957 addition.
He was to be in the carport and they were 20 or 25 feet back in the building.Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
You see, always I keep my car parked outside the carport there, on the other side.
I saw him as he crossed the street and come across my driveway to where Wesley had his car parked by the 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
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