crawlspace

or crawl space

[krawl-speys]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. crawler lane,
  2. crawler track,
  3. crawley,
  4. crawling,
  5. crawling peg,
  6. crawly,
  7. craxi,
  8. cray,
  9. crayer,
  10. crayfish

Origin of crawlspace

First recorded in 1950–55; crawl1 + space

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