- a small hatch giving access to a ladder from the weather deck of a vessel to the interior of the hull.
- a small companion secured over a deck opening.
- a hoodlike hatch cover having a sliding top.
- an insane asylum.
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The worst is probably to avoid paying taxes on the money and go to prison, like Survivor season one winner Richard Hatch.From Socially Isolated Nerd to Jeopardy! Bad Boy: A Thank You Note|Arthur Chu|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I would be proud, but my late mother said, ‘Don’t count your eggs, son, until they hatch,” he said.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch|Michael Daly|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two of the victims, 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg and 14-year-old Nate Hatch, were cousins of the shooter, according to relatives.The Homecoming Prince Who Tweeted His Killing Spree|Brandy Zadrozny|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So far, it is a small group, including just McCain, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Orrin Hatch of Utah.There’s a Senate Civil War Coming, No Matter Who Wins in November|David Freedlander|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The plan unveiled last January by Hatch, Coburn and Burr is a good foundation.
At that moment there came up the fore-hatch a yell, as if from the throat of a North American savage.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
Fortunately, the hatch had been shut, and the deluge of water had not gone into the cabin, or the boat must have foundered.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
The first mate went to look into it and found Liosha standing enraptured at the hatch looking down upon a free fight.Jaffery|William J. Locke
A very important fitting is a hatch by which the cockpit can be completely covered in in heavy weather.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
The sailor sprung down the companion hatch, where he found the hawser coiled against the door, and heard Newton struggling inside.Newton Forster|Captain Frederick Marryat