hatchway


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hatch·way

 (hăch′wā′)
n.
1. A passage or opening leading to a hold, compartment, or cellar.
2. A ladder or stairway within a hatchway.

hatchway

(ˈhætʃˌweɪ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) an opening in the deck of a vessel to provide access below
2. (Architecture) a similar opening in a wall, floor, ceiling, or roof, usually fitted with a lid or door
Often shortened to: hatch

hatch1

(hætʃ)

v.t.
1. to cause young to emerge from (the egg), as by brooding or incubating.
2. to bring forth or produce; devise; plot.
v.i.
3. to be hatched.
4. to brood.
n.
5. the act of hatching.
6. something that is hatched, as a brood.
[1200–50; Middle English hacchen; akin to Middle High German hecken to hatch]
hatch′a•ble, adj.
hatch`a•bil′i•ty, n.
hatch′er, n.

hatch2

(hætʃ)

n.
1.
a. Also called hatchway. an opening in the deck of a vessel or in the floor or roof of a building, used as a passageway.
b. the cover over such an opening.
2. an opening or door in an aircraft.
3. the lower half of a divided door.
4. a small door, grated opening, or serving counter in or attached to a wall.
Idioms:
down the hatch, (used as a toast.)
[before 1100; Middle English hacche, Old English hæcc grating, hatch, half-gate; akin to Middle Dutch hecke gate, railing]

hatch3

(hætʃ)

v.t.
1. to mark with lines, esp. closely set parallel lines, as for shading in drawing or engraving.
n.
2. a shading line in drawing or engraving.
[1470–80; earlier hache < Middle French hacher to cut up, derivative of hache ax. See hatchet]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hatchway - an entrance equipped with a hatchhatchway - an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
escape hatch - hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
hatch - a movable barrier covering a hatchway
Translations
فتْحَة في سَطْح السَّفينَه
palubní jícen
luge
lejáró
lestarop, lúgugat
palubný otvor
ambar ağzı kapağı

hatchway

[ˈhætʃweɪ] n [ship] → écoutille f

hatch1

(hӕtʃ) noun
(the door or cover of) an opening in a wall, floor, ship's deck etc. There are two hatches between the kitchen and dining-room for serving food.
ˈhatchway noun
an opening, especially in a ship's deck.
References in classic literature ?
On the flanks it is cased with wood, and at top completely covered by a large, sloping, battened hatchway.
Among the great beams, bulks, and ringbolts of the ship, and the emigrant-berths, and chests, and bundles, and barrels, and heaps of miscellaneous baggage -'lighted up, here and there, by dangling lanterns; and elsewhere by the yellow daylight straying down a windsail or a hatchway - were crowded groups of people, making new friendships, taking leave of one another, talking, laughing, crying, eating and drinking; some, already settled down into the possession of their few feet of space, with their little households arranged, and tiny children established on stools, or in dwarf elbow-chairs; others, despairing of a resting-place, and wandering disconsolately.
I saw him come out on deck again with a tool chest and lantern, and go down the forward hatchway.
He was standing on the ladder with his back to us, peering over the combing of the hatchway.
cried D'Artagnan, as he went down the steps of the hatchway, preceded by the lantern, "what a number of barrels
There has been a time when a ship's chief mate, pocket-book in hand and pencil behind his ear, kept one eye aloft upon his riggers and the other down the hatchway on the stevedores, and watched the disposition of his ship's cargo, knowing that even before she started he was already doing his best to secure for her an easy and quick passage.
Disko in the cabin growled up the hatchway, and they could hear him suck his pencil.
Come," he said, and we followed him through the hatchway which had been opened by one of the seamen.
A huge Irishman at their head, they were passing buckets towards the after-hold; the press of people hid the hatchway from us until we gained the poop; but we heard the buckets spitting and a hose-pipe hissing into the flames below; and we saw the column of white vapor rising steadily from their midst.
A passenger was running through a gangway, between decks, one stormy night, when he caught his foot in the iron staple of a door that had been heedlessly left off a hatchway, and the bones of his leg broke at the ancle.
But I didn't have much chance to enjoy my hatred then, for almost immediately the lookout poked his face over the hatchway and bawled down that there was smoke on the horizon, dead ahead.
At three o'clock, while the Ancient Mariner supposedly drowned in his room, and while Captain Doane, Grimshaw, and half the watch on deck clustered at the mast-heads to try to raise the Lion's Head from out the sapphire sea, Dag Daughtry dropped down the ladder of the open hatchway into the main hold.