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

1935–40, Americanism; car1 + port1 Unabridged
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carport (ˈkɑːˌpɔːt)
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 & History

1939, Amer.Eng., from car + port (1).
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Example sentences
Where the driveway was once flush with the floor of the carport, a bump appears.
No matter how good solar panels get, putting them on a house or carport rather
  than on a car may be the best way to go.
There is a spacious bunkhouse that is equipped with a kitchen and carport.
Complimentary parking is included in the downstairs carport.
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