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carpool

[kahr-pool] /ˈkɑrˌpul/
noun, Also, car pool
1.
Also, carpooling, car pooling. an arrangement among a group of automobile owners by which each owner in turn drives the others or their children to and from a designated place.
2.
those included in such an arrangement.
verb (used without object)
3.
Also, car-pool. to form or participate in a carpool.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; car1 + pool2
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British Dictionary definitions for car-pool

carpool

/ˈkɑːˌpuːl/
verb, noun
1.
another term for carshare
Derived Forms
carpooling, noun
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Word Origin and History for car-pool
n.

also carpool, 1942, American English, from car + pool (n.2). As a verb from 1962. Related: Carpooled; carpooling.

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