crawl space

noun

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

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And carpentry means being comfortable on ladders, scaffolds, sloping rooftops, and scissors lifts, and crawling through attics and crawl spaces. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 Each of the boys, ages 11-16 and with no diving experience, was guided out by divers though rocky, muddy and water-filled passages that in places were just a crawl space. Edmund Demarche, Fox News, "British diver doesn't rule out legal action against Musk over tweets," 16 July 2018 The first set of remains were found on April 25 of this year by a construction crew in a crawl space of an apartment building at 113 Wayne Place SE. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Remains found in shallow grave at DC apartment building ID'd as women who vanished in 2006," 15 Aug. 2018 Architects have responded with design changes, such as minimizing wood on the exterior, eliminating crawl spaces and using los of stones and gabion walls in landscaping. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "A Modern Second-Home Retreat for Seattle’s Tech Elite," 19 Sep. 2018 The crew enlarged a crawl space to construct more apartments and found the bones, which included a skull and jawbone. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Skeletal remains found in Washington, D.C. are of homicide victims: police," 5 May 2018 When an officer approached, the partiers stuffed Larson in a crawl space. Laurie Kellman, The Seattle Times, "McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy," 27 Aug. 2018 Pigeon Lady from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Everyone knows that single people are all around us, even in crawl spaces above the orchestra pit at the Metropolitan Opera. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Single This Halloween? 11 Costumes Guaranteed to Make You Stand Out From the Crowd," 12 Oct. 2018 Each of the boys, with no diving experience, was guided out by divers though rocky, muddy and water-filled passages that in places were just a crawl space. Anchorage Daily News, "With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom," 12 July 2018

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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crawl space

noun

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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