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hatch

1
a group of newly hatched animals

hatch

2
1. a covering for a hatchway
2. short for hatchway
3. an opening in a wall between a kitchen and a dining area
4. the lower half of a divided door
5. a sluice or sliding gate in a dam, dyke, or weir

Hatch

Opening in a floor or roof with a removable cover.

Hatch

 

an opening that provides access to the interior of a structure, assembly, or machine. Under normal conditions of use, a hatch is closed; it is opened only to carry out necessary operations.

On a ship, a hatch is an opening in the deck used for loading operations (cargo hatch), communication with below-deck quarters (companion hatch), or admitting air and light below decks (skylight, or porthole). A hatch in an upper deck is usually watertight, its perimeter framed by coamings.

Hatches (portholes) are also installed in the fuselages of air-craft, in spacecraft, in the floors and ceilings of industrial installations, in boilers, and over manholes for access to water, gas, and sewer mains and telephone systems.

hatch

[hach]
(engineering)
A door or opening, especially on an airplane, spacecraft, or ship.

hatch

An opening, equipped with an openable cover, in a roof or floor of a building for passage of people or goods from one level to another or for ventilation.
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Accusations have surfaced that the tape was made to discredit Hatcher because of his work investigating religious freedom in Russia.
We've had companies talk to us, that after they've laid folks off, those that are left have much more to do," Hatcher said, "and they're not sure they have the money for reimbursement and that their employees will have the time.
Despite the horrendous conditions, Hatcher had a bit to spare on the English rivals snapping at his heels.
he stunner also claimed that Cherry abused former castmate Teri Hatcher when she tried to report the case to TV officials on her behalf.
Our biggest challenge as actors,'' said Hatcher, ``is to stop thinking about ourselves and start thinking about others who are grateful for anything we can give them.
Gouldbourn made a daredevil chase off the climb to head the race with Hatcher as they descended into Rothbury.
Tensions spilled over when Hatcher showed friends around the set.
But Hatcher's heard that Travis has discovered the whereabouts of a priceless historical artefact, called the Gato, and Hatcher wants it.
Now Mrs Hatcher, aged 49, is determined to trace its owner and has appealed for anyone who has "lost" a sheep to contact the Evening Telegraph on 024 7635 6451.
Designers David Hatcher and Bryan Robbins have formed an independent home furnishings design company.
DESPERATE Housewives star Teri Hatcher has revealed her mother is desperate to find her a man.