subbasement

noun
sub·​base·​ment | \ ˌsəb-ˈbās-mənt How to pronounce subbasement (audio) \
variants: or sub-basement
plural subbasements or sub-basements

Definition of subbasement

: a basement or an underground story located below the main basement of a building … describing in loving detail the enormous, complex structure from the bottom up, its subbasement … is full of gleaming pipes, turbines and boilers.— Burton Bernstein

First Known Use of subbasement

circa 1776, in the meaning defined above

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“Subbasement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subbasement. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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