To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching.
- An opening, as in the deck of a ship, in the roof or floor of a building, or in an aircraft.
- The cover for such an opening.
- A hatchway.
- Nautical A ship's compartment.
- The hinged rear door of a hatchback.
- A floodgate.
- down the hatch Slang Drink up. Often used as a toast.
- To emerge from or break out of an egg.
- To produce (young) from an egg.
- To cause (an egg or eggs) to produce young.
- To devise or originate, especially in secret: hatch an assassination plot.
- The act or an instance of hatching.
- The young hatched at one time; a brood.
- To shade by drawing or etching fine parallel or crossed lines on.
- A fine line used in hatching.