[ UK /hˈæt‍ʃwe‍ɪ/ ]
  1. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
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How To Use hatchway In A Sentence

  • Over the hatchway was a wheel by which the food of the convicts was lowered into the hold at morning, noon, and night; at other times it was used for raising in an iron cage, from the lower decks, convicts who were allowed exercise, but the weight of whose irons prevented their ascending by the companionways. The Land of the Kangaroo Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey through the Great Island Continent
  • A mariner emerges from the hatchway and climbs the rigging, while below the boatswain and ship's master are thrown about on deck.
  • Blatheration!" exclaimed my chum, smacking the butt of his rifle on the deck and making the petty officer who was on the other side of the hatchway jump round in a jiffy, looking marline-spikes in our direction. Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy
  • Blair laughed, then followed Jim through the hatchway and up the stairs to the pilot house.
  • To drop through the hatchway was the work of an instant, when I at once saw what was the matter. The Cruise of the "Esmeralda"
  • The stricken ship is presented simply but effectively using a rope ladder for the rigging, which hung from the ceiling above a trapdoor, which served as the ship's hatchway.
  • The tower has a hatchway to the roof and the crenellated parapet has panoramic coastal views. Times, Sunday Times
  • Near the center of the kiva two short timbers are laid across the two main beams about 5 feet apart; this is done to preserve a space of 5 by 7 feet for the hatchway, which is made with walls of stone laid in mud plaster, resting upon the two central beams and upon the two side pieces. A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola Eighth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1886-1887, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891, pages 3-228
  • Thus shut in, its hatchways looked like the entrance to deep vaults or mines; especially as her men were wheeling out of her hold some kind of ore, which might have been gold ore, so scrupulous were they in evening the bushel measures, in which they transferred it to the quay; and so particular was the captain, a dark-skinned whiskerando, in a Maltese cap and tassel, in standing over the sailors, with his pencil and memorandum-book in hand. Redburn. His First Voyage
  • She was now approaching the bent wreckage of a hatchway door, so she slowed and maneuvered carefully around it.
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