crawlspace

or crawl space

[ krawl-speys ]
/ ˈkrɔlˌspeɪs /

noun

(in a building) an area accessible by crawling, having a clearance less than human height, for access to plumbing or wiring, storage, etc.

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Origin of crawlspace

First recorded in 1950–55; crawl1 + space
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