crawl space


Definition of crawl space

: a shallow unfinished space beneath the first floor or under the roof of a building especially for access to plumbing or wiring

Examples of crawl space in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fire was burning for 2 1/2 hours, and was well involved in the attic and crawl space, and fire crews were not able to safely enter the structure, fighting it from the outside, said Fire Capt. San Diego Union-Tribune, "House fire in Deer Springs displaces five," 29 Mar. 2021 Any home that regularly experiences even the slightest water penetration into the basement or crawl space should be equipped with a sump pump. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Keep Your Basement Flooding-Free With One of These Best Sump Pumps," 17 Mar. 2021 He had been held for two days on no bound after being arrested hiding in the crawl space of an Ensley home. Carol Robinson |, al, "Murder charge in Tarrant killing dropped after witnesses come forward with truth; 2 sisters jailed," 13 Jan. 2021 Like zhuzing up a lackluster room, creating a more productive workspace and, of course, organizing the sh*t out of every nook, cranny, crawl space and corner in our homes. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "35 products to organize every corner of your home," 5 Jan. 2021 But only one area of that farmhouse had remained untouched - a crawl space inside the president’s office where accounting records are kept, said employee Vanessa Close. Esther Mobley,, "2020's fire damage to Napa wineries already far exceeds 2017, and it may not be done," 29 Sep. 2020 Also, a jade tree growing from the crawl space into the living room was transplanted to the sunny back deck, says Gibson, who has researched the history of the property. oregonlive, "1927 Neskowin public bathhouse is now a cozy cottage for rent: Turn off the noise, hear the ocean," 3 Nov. 2020 Techniques and costs vary based on the type of foundation the house sits on (basement, concrete slab or crawl space). Beth Decarbo, WSJ, "Your Latest D-I-Y Project: Testing Your Home for Lead and Radon," 22 Oct. 2020 Inspect all electrical cords not only in the living quarters, but those outside the house and in the attic, crawl space and basement. Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Homes: Fire-prevention tips are crucial for home safety," 17 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of crawl space

1946, in the meaning defined above

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3 Apr 2021

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“Crawl space.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crawl space

US : a space under the first floor or roof of a building that is not high enough to stand up in

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