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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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They react to new capabilities the technology sector is developing but also know what to retain so we can keep the same database and stay on the leading edge," Hatcher said.
Hatcher y Colburn cruzaron el rio Chico de Santa Cruz unos pocos kilometros aguas abajo de su conjuncion con el rio Belgrano; este punto de cruce no ofrece mayores dificultades en su ubicacion y seguramente corresponde al vado frente al clasico almacen Las Horquetas (48.
The following evening both Mr Reid and Mr Hatcher are seen leaving the flat.
I've become convinced that it was probably a 'white marriage,'" Hatcher says.
Raulston and Hatcher had been acquaintances for many years and Hatcher had been a long-time client of Raulston's company, the state's largest residential and commercial sprinkler system and outdoor environmental lighting enterprise.
Shooting the Bond film proved difficult, as Hatcher contended with early pregnancy, script changes and personality clashes.
Hatcher, the largest shareholder in the company, is selling 1 million ordinary shares at a price of USD17.
Hatcher, Eva Longoria Parker, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross say that they have "no first-hand knowledge of what Nicollette may or may not have experienced.
Hatcher said that high-tech companies began the dialogue with the university to develop the certificate program.
But Hatcher has denied the incident to his bosses and remains in his job at the Embassy.
Cardiff skier David Hatcher is basking in the glory of a European silver medal at this month's Dry Slopes Championships at Hillend, Scotland.
But the plumber was certainly conscious when a German sponsor offered him a ``free'' SUV before he presented awards to Teri Hatcher and Nicollette Sheridan at the Pacific Design Center last Sunday night.