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hatchway

[ hach-wey ]
/ ˈhætʃˌweɪ /
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noun

Nautical. hatch2 (def. 1a).
the opening of any trap door, as in a floor, ceiling, or roof.

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Origin of hatchway

First recorded in 1620–30; hatch2 + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for hatchway

hatchway
/ (ˈhætʃˌweɪ) /

noun

an opening in the deck of a vessel to provide access below
a similar opening in a wall, floor, ceiling, or roof, usually fitted with a lid or door
Often shortened to: hatch
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