crawl·​way | \ ˈkrȯl-ˌwā How to pronounce crawlway (audio) \

Definition of crawlway

: a low passageway (as in a cave) that can be traversed only by crawling

Examples of crawlway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the first 5 years of operation, the railroad delivered 30,000 carloads of material to help construct the massive crawlway connecting the VAB to the launch pads, according to the Southeastern Railway Museum. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA's Famous Rocket Railroad Is Back in Business," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of crawlway

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Crawlway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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