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See also: car-house



car +‎ house


carhouse (plural carhouses)

  1. (US) A garage attached to a house.
    • 1960, Harper Lee, chapter 10, in To Kill a Mockingbird:
      Jem picked up a rock and threw it jubilantly at the carhouse.
    • Id., chapter 15,
      As far back as I could remember, there was always a Chevrolet in excellent condition in the carhouse, []
    • Id., chapter 16,
      Atticus killed the engine in the driveway and coasted to the carhouse; we went in the back door and to our rooms without a word.
  2. (US, dated) A storage depot for streetcars.