Definition of hatchery
: a place for hatching eggs (as of poultry or fish)
Recent Examples of hatchery from the Web
Fisheries managers anticipate about 1,000 adult and 1,000 jack hatchery Chinook will be available for harvest on the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, and about 1,000 jacks available in the Clearwater.
Attempts to mitigate the effects have fluctuated with public opinion over the years, but today the dam funds three hatcheries that collectively release more than 2 million fish into the river, according to the bureau.
Clean Seas intends to have 250,000 bluefin at their hatchery by 2015.
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First Known Use of hatchery
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Definition of hatchery for English Language Learners
: a place where people raise young chicken, fish, etc., from eggs
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Definition of hatchery for Students
: a place for hatching eggs a fish hatchery
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