Find the word definition

Crossword clues for carport

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A back door led out to the carport and there were two windows, just as there were in the front.
▪ A County-model Land-Rover had been backed up against a stack of firewood in the shelter of a thatched carport.
▪ A door connected kitchen with bathroom, with the rear door leading from the kitchen to the carport.
▪ As he pulled into the carport, Doreen appeared at the kitchen window, face tense with worry.
▪ He walked round to the carport and put the chainsaw back in the chest.
▪ If you haven't even got room for a single lean-to garage, you could always consider building a carport.
▪ The carport and Land-Rover obstructed Trent's view of the windows.
▪ The Toyota was in the carport, bunkered down, sleeping.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also car-port, 1939, American English, from car + port (n.1).


n. A roofed structure for automobile storage, usually attached to a house and not fully enclosed like a garage but with at least one side open to the outdoors.


n. garage for one or two cars consisting of a flat roof supported on poles [syn: car port]


A carport is a covered structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements. The structure can either be free standing or attached to a wall. Unlike most structures a carport does not have four walls, and usually has one or two. Carports offer less protection than garages but allow for more ventilation. A""Mobil""and or""enclosed"" carport has the same purpose as a standard carport but may be removed/relocated and is typically framed with tubular steel and may have canvas or vinyl type covering which encloses the complete frame including walls and may have an accessible front entry or open entryway not typically attached to any structure or fastened in place by permanent means put held in place by stakes and is differentiate from tent buy main purpose to house vehicles and or motorized equipment and a tent is to shelter personal

Usage examples of "carport".

A chinaball tree had blown down near the carport, just missing one of the support posts, but that seemed to be the only damage here.

Caprice in under the carport beside the house as Zachary Richard sang a zydeco jingle for a casino downriver.

If Brody had left something cooking, with the lights on and the Range Rover in the carport, he was out running.

Rydell said, nodding in the direction of the carport and spooning cornflakes into his mouth.

To the left, an open carport sheltered a silver Audi convertible and a new white Volvo, with a vanity license plate that read CRYSTAL.

For the first few blocks, the widely spaced houses were large, sprawling affairs, split-level ranches with cantilevered sun decks over the carports.

I put my ears to the connecting walls to right and left, but across the space of the carports I could hear nothing.

Then I ran like hell, dodging across the open backs of the carports as I heard them coming back down the line, opening the doors of the cabins and tossing bombs in and then carefully shutting the doors to make it look tidy.

I caught a brief glimpse of him diving through one of the carports at around Number 15, and then he was gone, presumably into the trees at the back to work his way up and take Sluggsy in the rear.

He continued to run backward, screaming with pain, but still firing his machine gun in short bursts, and then I saw a flicker of movement in one of the carports and there came the deep answering boom of the heavy automatic.

Judging from the number of empty carports, my guess was that many of the residents were off at work somewhere else.

Two deft fingers to her mouth, a shrill penetrating whistle, and Mom could bring dogs, cats, barnyard fowl and whatever else was in the vicinity to converge upon her where she stood, usually beneath one of the carports in an area designated for outdoor feeding, laughing and bountiful as the Goose Lady in our well-worn old copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

When he came to the next flank of the eight-foot-high concrete-block wall that ringed the property, he swiftly clambered over it with the agility of a spider skittering up any porous surface, and then he was over, into another alleyway serving carports along the back of another apartment complex, and so he ran from serviceway to serviceway, picking a route through the maze by sheer instinct, and came out on the street where he had parked, half a block from the pearl-gray Honda.

He checked the lock and flipped a switch that doused the carport lights, backed the Rolls out and hung a U-turn, then headed west on Sunset.

Large garden-apartment complexes, with shadowy carports and a plenitude of vehicles, offer the ideal shopping for what he requires, but as he tries one after another of these, he discovers too many residents out and about, on their way to work.