Definition of carport in English:



  • A shelter for a car consisting of a roof supported on posts, built beside a house.

    • ‘But first I'm painting the carport (actually a corrugated iron shelter) green and planting some climbing plants in front of it.’
    • ‘Damage was concentrated in the carport, sundeck and exterior of the house.’
    • ‘A laneway to the side of the house provides access to a private carport.’
    • ‘Vines grow all over the alley's crypt-like garages and carports, their tendrils reaching around to grab trees and trashcans.’
    • ‘Normally I would park my car in the carport and close the gate to the carport and trust that it would look locked.’
    • ‘When the investigating officers checked the home, they found the two suspects hiding in the carport, one under a car and the other on the roof.’
    • ‘Two covered carports also shelter a woodworking shop and a recycling shed; more outdoor parking is included at the edge of the three-acre neighborhood.’
    • ‘You saw carports down, roofs that had been ripped off, insulation all over the ground.’
    • ‘A bedroom window in a garage wall is a fire safety violation and is an indication that your garage is either an addition or a converted carport.’
    • ‘Some of the town houses will have garages and the condominiums will have carports.’
    • ‘They pull the car into the carport with pillars and a crumbling stucco facade.’
    • ‘There is a double carport to the side of the house.’
    • ‘We are replacing a dilapidated carport which is attached to our garage and the (south-facing) front of our house with a pergola.’
    • ‘It changed the nature of suburban streets, with cul-de-sacs replacing straight streets as desirable places to reside and house design changing to incorporate carports or garages.’
    • ‘Across the region, residents dealt with downed branches, knocked-over trees, malfunctioning traffic signals, leaky roofs, crumpled carports and battered mobile homes.’
    • ‘The apartment has one designated parking space in a carport immediately outside the building, and there is plenty of guest parking available in a communal car park.’
    • ‘The 22-by 33-foot room replaces a carport and is connected directly to the house.’
    • ‘I witnessed my neighbors' propane tanks, sofas and carports going right down the river in front of my eyes.’
    • ‘Is there space in your garage or carport for a storage loft?’
    • ‘Metal carports can be added to any residence or commercial site.’
    car port, lock-up
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