hatch

Part of speech: verb

To bring or come forth from the egg, as young birds.

Part of speech: verb

To mark with parallel or crossed lines.

Part of speech: noun

The act of hatching, or the brood hatched.

Part of speech: noun

An opening in a deck, floor, or roof; also, its cover.

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Usage examples "hatch":

  1. On the 30th July I found a nest containing four young birds and another containing four eggs about to hatch. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  2. It was quite dark and the stars were shining brightly when the hatch was lifted again. - "The Argus Pheasant", John Charles Beecham.
  3. The dawn was rolling up to us and the next on watch was on deck to relieve me; and the cook, too, with his head above the fo'c's'le hatch, was calling that breakfast was ready, and we said no more of that. - "The Trawler", James Brendan Connolly.