hatchway


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hatchway

1. an opening in the deck of a vessel to provide access below
2. a similar opening in a wall, floor, ceiling, or roof, usually fitted with a lid or door
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

roof hatch

A hinged panel unit, providing a weathertight means of access to a roof.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The seamen on watch on the deck above were replaced--they sought their way down the hatchways to the galley where, under the glare of many lights, the ship's cooks had been busily at work preparing for the morning's meal.
At night the stations of the sentries changed; although one remained at the windward gangway, the other two were located one down each of the two main deck hatchways, separated from the prisoners by the cage-like structure.
As I held on to the door of the hatchway, I muttered to myself: "I don't care how many Germans are waiting for us or what the conditions are on the beaches, the sooner we get off this craft the better."
9.11) when at Jones's bidding he kills twenty men by hurling a grenade down the hatchway of the Serapis: "begrimed with powder, sixty feet in air, he hung like Apollyon from the extreme tip of the yard over the fated abyss" (127).
'I was aroused with the cry of a man at the hatchway, 'Here he is - he is making for us again'.
It also had a "smoke room" where customers were served through a small hatchway.
Hill I have been told there is a grassed-over hatchway to a system of mysterious tunnels, some of which run under Bidston Hill and beyond at this junction.
On his tombstone he has in gold lettering "Decisions Made, Passions Spent." Like much about Peter, it's a bit deep, quirky and thought provoking; so I laminated these words and stuck them in the hatchway as a reminder the man who had done so much with her, but never achieved his ultimate goal of equalling the Halvorsen's three race wins with Freya.
Police believe a child was among the raiders and squeezed through a hatchway to get into the monkeys' living quarters at Drayton Manor Park and Zoo near Tamworth, Staffordshire.
The fireplace takes up one wall of the building and there is a hatchway to the right hand-side which may have been a stairway to an upper level, a typical feature of old rural buildings which featured a winding staircase to the side of the fire.
McLod Part IV Amy duly went to Sam's house on Leopold Road as directed, and finding the front door wide open, she walked in past neighbours who were comforting a sobbing Mrs Kelly, and quickly stood on the chair that was still positioned under the hatchway. She climbed in and a detective grabbed her foot.