hatchway ‎(plural hatchways)

  1. A means of passing through a wall or floor, having a hatch (especially on a ship); a doorway with a hatch rather than a door
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 22, [1]
      Up through the great hatchways rimmed with racks of heavy shot, the watch below came pouring []


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