hatch

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • verb to become mature and break out of the egg

Construction

  • An opening in a floor or roof of a building, as in a deck of a vessel, having a hinged or completely removable cover. When open, a hatch permits ventilation or the passage of persons or products.

Military

  • noun an opening in an aircraft, ship or vehicle, which is fitted with a cover

Real Estate

  • noun a door cut into a floor or ceiling, lifted to provide access to the area below or above it
  • noun a small connecting hole in a wall between two rooms, or the small doors that cover this hole.

Slang

  • verb to drink, drain one’s glass. A matter-of-fact beer-drinkers’ term, derived from the exclamation ‘down the hatch!’.

Travel

  • noun an opening in the floor or wall with a little door
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