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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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 Each of the boys, ages 11 to 16 and with no diving experience, was guided out by a pair of divers though rocky, muddy and water passages that in places were just a crawl space. Kaweewit Kaewjinda, chicagotribune.com, "Hospital: Kids rescued from flooded cave in Thailand lost weight, drank dripping water," 11 July 2018 The route, in some places just a crawl space, had oxygen canisters positioned at regular intervals to refresh each team's air supply. Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Stephen Wright, Houston Chronicle, "'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave," 11 July 2018 The teammates climbed higher, using their hands to feel the walls for a crawl space that would lead to safer, higher ground. Johnson Lai And Jason Corben, Fox News, "Boys meant to stay 1 hour in cave, but outside, rains began," 13 July 2018 The route, in some places just a crawl space, had oxygen canisters positioned at regular intervals to refresh each team's air supply. Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Stephen Wright, Houston Chronicle, "'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave," 11 July 2018 Repair gaps larger than 1/4 inch around doors, windows, crawl space screens, attic vents and any other place where holes may provide access. Kym Pokorny, OregonLive.com, "'It's a bad year for rats' in Oregon cities: Here's how to fight them," 13 Feb. 2018

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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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crawl space

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crawl space

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

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