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1. An opening between two rooms, especially a shelved space between a kitchen and dining room that is used for passing food.
2. A route through which something is permitted to pass.
3. A financial security collateralized by a portfolio of mortgages or other loans, the income from which is passed through an intermediary before being distributed to investors in fixed payments. Also called pass-through security.
4. The policy, practice, or act of paying for an increased cost by raising the price charged to one's customers or clients. Also called pass-along.

pass′-through′ adj.


US a hatch, esp one for passing food from the kitchen to the dining room


or pass′through`,

1. a windowlike opening, as one for passing food or dishes between a kitchen and a dining area.
2. a place through which one passes or is obliged to pass.
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Noun1.pass-through - an opening that resembles a window between two rooms (especially a shelved opening between a kitchen and dining room that is used to pass dishes)
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
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A man who plays everyone's mate down the pub, saying "'ere's me 'and and 'ere's me 'art" before going home and knocking the wife through the serving hatch for burning his tea .
The spacious lounge/ dining room has a serving hatch to the kitchen and patio doors to the rear garden.
The rear reception room has a sliding door to the conservatory, a fireplace recess and a serving hatch through to the refitted kitchen/breakfast unit.
I got up and went to the serving hatch which overlooked the kitchen.
There is a sitting room with fitted cupboards and a dining room with a serving hatch and archway to the kitchen, plus French doors to the patio.
There's a built-in oven, four ring gas hob with extractor fan above and a breakfast bar and serving hatch.
It has a lounge with picture window and gas fire plus pine fitted storage, a small separate dining room with serving hatch to the smallish kitchen, fitted with appliances.
It'll remind you of your school days taking your tray to the serving hatch.
The focal point in the lounge is a feature fireplace fitted with a living flame coal effect electric fire, while double doors lead to an extended dining/sitting room with a central archway, serving hatch to the kitchen and sliding patio doors to the rear garden.
It provides access to both the sun room and dining room, the former having a door to the rear garden, while the latter includes a serving hatch to the kitchen, which has ample units, a four-ring gas hob, extractor, double oven and dishwasher.
There are more sash windows and working shutters in the dining room, which includes a serving hatch to the kitchen.
A serving hatch to the kitchen makes it easy to get dishes direct from the kitchen to the table.