hatchway

noun
hatch·​way | \ˈhach-ˌwā \

Definition of hatchway 

: a passage giving access usually by a ladder or stairs to an enclosed space (such as a cellar) also : hatch sense 2a

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Everything lined up, including hatchways on the sidewalk that lead to cellars. John Kelly, Washington Post, "On this spot: Two history buffs debunk the story of a famous Civil War photo," 7 June 2018 Dr. Petit managed to free himself and escape out the cellar hatchway as fire consumed the house. Washington Post, "10 years later, shocking home invasion haunts a quiet suburb," 17 July 2017 Dr. Petit managed to free himself and escape out the cellar hatchway as fire consumed the house. Washington Post, "10 years later, shocking home invasion haunts a quiet suburb," 17 July 2017 Dr. Petit managed to free himself and escape out the cellar hatchway as fire consumed the house. Washington Post, "10 years later, shocking home invasion haunts a quiet suburb," 17 July 2017 Dr. Petit managed to free himself and escape out the cellar hatchway as fire consumed the house. Washington Post, "10 years later, shocking home invasion haunts a quiet suburb," 17 July 2017 Dr. Petit managed to free himself and escape out the cellar hatchway as fire consumed the house. Dave Collins, The Seattle Times, "10 years later, shocking home invasion haunts a quiet suburb," 16 July 2017

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First Known Use of hatchway

circa 1620, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hatchway was circa 1620

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hatchway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hatchway

: an opening or passage into an enclosed space (such as a cellar or an attic)

hatchway

noun
hatch·​way | \ˈhach-ˌwā \

Kids Definition of hatchway

: a hatch usually having a ladder or stairs

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