carport

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English[edit]

Jacobs I, the first Usonian home with a carport (on the left).

Etymology[edit]

car +‎ port, coined by architect Frank Lloyd Wright after French porte cochère (literally coach entrance).

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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.

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