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Hatchway

noun
1.
An entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship.  Synonyms: opening, scuttle.






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"Hatchway" Quotes from Famous Books



... little high-decked ship about on the water like a chip in a maelstrom, and finally, with a ripping crash that tore timbers asunder, sent her on the rocks, in the blackness of a November night. The starving crew dashed up the hatchway to decks glassed with ice and wrapped in the gloom of a snow-storm thick as wool. To any who have been on that shore in a storm it is quite unnecessary to explain why it was impossible to seek safety ashore by lowering a boat. Shallow seas ...
— The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay - A Chronicle of the Fur Trade in the North (Volume 18 of the Chronicles of Canada) • Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut

... would have attracted the attention of any society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, had it contained a freight of quadrupeds instead of human beings. The heads of white and black men and women could be seen above the hatchway at times, as though seeking for a breath of ...
— Four Months in a Sneak-Box • Nathaniel H. Bishop



Words linked to "Hatchway" :   hatch, entrance, entree, entryway, scuttle, entranceway, escape hatch, entry



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