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 Officers found the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Christopher Martinez, hiding in a crawl space in the 1800 block of East 14th Street. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Suspect in stolen truck leads police on long Pueblo pursuit, including wrong way on I-25," 30 Oct. 2019 Danny’s wife, Smadar, hid in a crawl space in their apartment with their 2-year-old daughter, Yael. Ronen Bergman, New York Times, "How Arafat Eluded Israel’s Assassination Machine," 23 Jan. 2018 Over 12 songs, the pair challenges the rosy image set forth by American myths and politicians, instead vividly narrating from the country’s crawl spaces and secret passageways. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "The 10 Best Albums of 2019," 27 Nov. 2019 Those that survive swatting will congregate in an attic or crawl space and walls too. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Have you noticed flies swarming by your windows now that it’s getting cold? Here’s what’s going on.," 17 Oct. 2019 The house is currently undergoing renovations and the remains were found in the crawl space below. Carol Robinson |, al, "Skeletal remains found under east Birmingham house," 14 Oct. 2019 No one was in the Clairmont Hills Townhouses complex when the plane crashed into its crawl space, DeKalb County Fire Capt. Rachel Desantis,, "At Least 1 Person Killed After Plane Crashes Into Atlanta Apartment Complex: Reports," 30 Oct. 2019 Protect indoor pipes Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces and attics. Roxanne Washington, cleveland, "To avoid costly catastrophes, prepare your home for winter before the season sets in," 3 Oct. 2019 It's warned people in the immediate prison area to be on the lookout and double-check their property, crawl spaces and dog houses -- anywhere someone could hide. Faith Karimi, CNN, "Numerous tips come in on inmate who escaped from Tennessee prison on a tractor," 11 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of crawl space

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crawl space was in 1946

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16 Feb 2020

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“Crawl space.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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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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