carport

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English[edit]

A red car sits under a carport made of wood and glass.

Etymology[edit]

From car +‎ port, coined by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936 and modeled on the French porte cochère (literally coach entrance).

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Noun[edit]

carport (plural carports)

  1. 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. [from 1936]
    Franklin decided to improve his carport by walling in the sides and turning it into a garage.

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Carport

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