hatchway definition

  • noun:
    • A passage or an opening causing a hold, area, or basement.
    • A ladder or staircase within a hatchway.
    • a way of passing through a wall or flooring, having a hatch (especially on a ship); a doorway with a hatch versus a door
    • A square or oblong opening in a deck or floor, affording passage from 1 deck or story to another; the entrance to a cellar.
    • A square or oblong opening in the deck of a ship, affording a passage from a single deck to some other, or in to the hold or lower apartments. See hatch, n., 3.
    • The opening of any trapdoor, such as a floor, roof, or roofing.
    • an entrance built with a hatch; especially a passageway between-decks of a ship

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