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An open space at subsurface level adjacent to a building, providing access to and utilities for a basement.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An open subsurface space adjacent to a means of access to a basement window, door, or crawl space under the structure.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
An open subsurface space adjacent to a building used to admit light and air or as a means of access to a basement or crawl space.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.