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

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Since most duct systems are located in attics, basements, or crawl spaces, any air that does leak is wasted, slipping out into unused space. Jessica Levy, Indianapolis Star, "4 ways this home repair will lower your energy bills and boost your health," 28 June 2019 An extensive search followed with officers looking in crawl spaces, gardens and sheds. Leada Gore |,, "Search for Tuscaloosa Python called off; UA tells T-Town Python to skip Bryant-Denny," 24 June 2019 The receipt would be the leading piece of evidence to uncover the multitude of bodies buried under Gacy’s home, in his crawl space. Courtney Lund O’neil, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Serial Killer, a Receipt, and My Mom: Haunted by the Murder of 33 Boys," 31 Oct. 2018 Firefighters quickly put out the main part of the fire, but the blaze had extended to a large crawl space, the agency said., "2-alarm fire damages Tualatin convenience store," 5 June 2019 Contractors renovating the building found the first set April 25 in a basement crawl space. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Families of missing women submit DNA to help identify skeletal remains found in Southeast Washington," 25 May 2018 The first set of remains was discovered by construction workers Wednesday in a crawl space beneath an apartment house on Wayne Place. Martin Weil And Katherine Shaver, Washington Post, "Remains of three females found in past four days at site in the District," 28 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of crawl space

1946, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2019

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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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