hatch noun

ADJ. closed, open Leave the hatch open. | escape | inspection, service The engineer was peering into the service hatch. | serving She opened the serving hatch and put the soup on the counter. | kitchen, loft

VERB + HATCH lift, open, raise She lifted the hatch and slid it away from the opening. | batten down, close, shut They battened down the hatches and prepared for the storm. He ordered the hatches to be closed.

PREP. through a/the ~ They got out through the escape hatch. | ~ between a hatch between the kitchen and the dining room | ~ to a hatch to the dining room