hatchway

Part of speech: noun

A hatch.

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Usage examples "hatchway":

  1. Ricardo and Mahmoud, who had been watching the fight, putting their heads out every now and then at the cabin hatchway, seeing now that most of the Turks were dead, and the survivors all wounded, and that they might very easily be mastered, called upon Halima's father and two of his nephews to aid them in seizing the vessel. - "The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  2. One young man was saved, as the vessel filled, by the force of the water rushing upwards, and sweeping him bodily before it through a hatchway. - "The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1", Frederick Whymper.
  3. When sailing in rough weather the hatchway is closed by a hatch to prevent the yacht from shipping water. - "Boys' Book of Model Boats", Raymond Francis Yates.