Word forms: car pools
, car pooling
, car pooled
1. countable noun [oft 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 car pool, they take turns driving each other to work, or driving each other's children to school. [mainly US, or Australian] [V] ⇒ The government says fewer Americans are carpooling to work.
uncountable noun [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. countable noun
A car pool is a number of cars that are owned by a company or organization for the use of its employees or members. [business]
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