Hatch way

hatchway

[hach-wey]
noun
1.
Nautical, hatch2 ( def 1a ).
2.
the opening of any trap door, as in a floor, ceiling, or roof.

Origin:
1620–30; hatch2 + way

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hatchway (ˈhætʃˌweɪ)
 
n
1.  an opening in the deck of a vessel to provide access below
2.  a similar opening in a wall, floor, ceiling, or roof, usually fitted with a lid or door

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