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Definition of "hatch" []

  • An opening, as in the deck of a ship, in the roof or floor of a building, or in an aircraft. (noun)
  • The cover for such an opening. (noun)
  • A hatchway. (noun)
  • Nautical A ship's compartment. (noun)
  • The hinged rear door of a hatchback. (noun)
  • To cause (the young of various animals, esp birds) to emerge from the egg or (of young birds, etc) to emerge from the egg (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To cause (eggs) to break and release the fully developed young or (of eggs) to break and release the young animal within (verb)
  • To contrive or devise (a scheme, plot, etc) (verb)
  • The act or process of hatching (noun)
  • A group of newly hatched animals (noun)

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Use "hatch" in a sentence
  • "It's too early for hoppers and the midday cahill hatch is pretty good in Ohio."
  • "Nice, bring lots of big black anything, the stonefly hatch is usually good right now."
  • "The hatch is shorter overall (lower polar moment, for you physics majors out there) and it offers 7.7 cubic feet more storage space."