fish hatchery

  1. a facility where fish eggs are hatched and the fry raised, especially to stock lakes, streams, and ponds.

Origin of fish hatchery

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

Words Nearby fish hatchery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fish hatchery in a sentence

  • And all because a turtle-fed, claret-flushed, idle and rich young man wants their earthly Paradise for a fish-hatchery.

    Iole | Robert W. Chambers