from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A low or narrow space, such as one beneath the upper or lower story of a building, that gives workers access to plumbing or wiring equipment.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of crawl space.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. low space beneath a floor of a building; gives workers access to wiring or plumbing


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  • The Major Odierno saying that he was found in a hole, otherwise described as a crawlspace, under an insert of Styrofoam and a rug.

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  • It would have been simpler and easier to drop a rag soaked in ammonia into the crawlspace, and when the skunks exited, repair or replace the vent through which the animals were getting in.

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  • The three-time Emmy winner channels terror, anger, resentment and hysteria in a matter of minutes on Breaking Bad when, after Gus threatens him and his family, Walt heads to the crawlspace and discovers that a portion of his rainy-day fund is missing.

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  • I live on the bottom floor, and the entrance to the crawlspace (where the furnace lives) is through my room.

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  • May 30, 2009 at 4: 56 AM hmmm ... i'm trying to calculate the amount of time it would take me to dredge up my wet/dry shop vac from the basement crawlspace, find some panty hose (that my wife wouldn't be tee'd off I'm wrecking), connect it all up and give this a go - versus simply putting some towels down, undoing the joint on the pipes to see if it's in there.

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  • Between the stove manual, the net, and the helpful guy with an orange apron, I was able to figure out the appropriate gauge of wire for the new circuit, snake it through the wall and into the crawlspace, and terminate it in a junction box with a new plug that matched the pigtail on the stove.

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