car pools, car pooling, car pooled(in BRIT, also use carpool, car-pool)1) N-COUNT; also N n A car pool is an arrangement where a group of people take turns driving each other to work, or driving each other's children to school. In American English, car pool is sometimes used to refer simply to people travelling together in a car.
His wife stays home to drive the children to school in the car pool.
...the carpool lanes in LA.2) VERB If a group of people carpool, they take turns driving each other to work, or driving each other's children to school. [mainly AM or AUSTRALIAN]
The government says fewer Americans are carpooling to work.Derived words:carpooling N-UNCOUNT; also N n
The State Government should encourage car pooling to cut the number of one-passenger cars on the roads...
...an organized car-pooling system.3) N-COUNT A carpool is a number of cars that are owned by a company or organization for the use of its employees or members.
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