1 a covering for a hatchway
3 (Also called)
serving hatch an opening in a wall between a kitchen and a dining area
4 the lower half of a divided door
5 a sluice or sliding gate in a dam, dyke, or weir
down the hatch
Slang (used as a toast) drink up!
c brought low; dead
(Old English hæcc; related to Middle High German heck, Dutch hek gate)
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