• synonyms

fish hatchery

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

Origin of fish hatchery

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for fish hatchery

Historical Examples of fish hatchery

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


    Robert W. Chambers