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[kahr-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈkɑrˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
a roofed, wall-less shed, usually projecting from the side of a building, used as a shelter for an automobile.
Origin of carport
1935-40, Americanism; car1 + port1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for carport
  • 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.
  • Most sites include a carport, shade and storage area.
  • carport rafters may not be solely supported by the existing rafter tails or fascia of the house.
  • It is not located in an illegally converted garage or carport.
  • The carport would restrict views and it's out of character for the neighborhood.
  • Another activity requiring a building permit is a carport conversion.
  • These requirements also apply to carport conversions to garage.
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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