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1. Nautical A raised covering over a small hatchway.
2. Offensive Slang An institution for the mentally ill.
1. a hoodlike covering for a hatchway on a ship
2. offensive slang US a mental hospital
1. (on a vessel) a small companion secured over a deck opening.
a. an insane asylum.
booby hatch- First a kind of wooden hood over a hatch, readily removable.
See also related terms for hatch.
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|Noun||1.||booby hatch - pejorative terms for an insane asylum|
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