from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An arrangement whereby several participants or their children travel together in one vehicle, the participants sharing the costs and often taking turns as the driver.
- n. A group, as of commuters or parents, participating in a carpool.
- intransitive v. To travel in a carpool.
- transitive v. To transport by means of a carpool: carpool the children to school.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An arrangement whereby several people travel together in the same car in order to save costs, reduce pollution etc.
- n. The group of people who participate in such a pool.
- v. To travel together in such a pool.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
There are multiple layers of issues that are triggered by the word 'carpool.'
But a carpool is effectively a single-route transit system, which runs only once per day.
A carpool is customized single-route transit system.
Jimbo: A carpool is customized single-route transit system.
LYNN LOPES, CARPOOL COMMUTER: The carpool is a great situation for us.
- so we carpool, which is fine, except for times like this, b/c mr. delagar is not known for answering his cell phone.
For the visitor tired of Disneyland and freeways, a FoLAR "carpool" tour will take you to parts of LA you'd never normally see, or you can walk or hire a bike to ride beside the river where it's been "greened", such as the stretch adjacent to Griffith Park.
As you may know, until recently, "carpool" cars, that is, cars with three or more occupants
The highway department has to remind the Californians once every ten miles or so that "carpool" means "2 or more passengers in car," which is a pretty generous definition of "carpool" if you ask me, but, still, the vast majority of drivers do not have more than one person in their car.
Similarly, I remember the 'carpool' television commercials from the 1970s.