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crawlspace

or crawl space

[ krawl-speys ]

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of crawlspace1

First recorded in 1950–55; crawl 1 + space

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Example Sentences

Lieutenant Chris LaMaine, a detective who vowed never to give up trying to solve the case, emerged from the crawlspace brandishing his shovel after locating Castro’s remains, which were carried out on a stretcher, according to the Connecticut Post.

Unfortunately for humans, this may include sheds, crawlspaces, and basements.

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