from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place where eggs, especially those of fish or poultry, are hatched.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A facility where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions, especially those of fish or poultry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A house for hatching fish, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place for hatching eggs; an arrangement for promoting the hatching of eggs, especially those of fish, by artificial appliances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs)


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  • "This state of the art facility really is an example of what we call hatchery reform to the highest degree, and we are very proud to be operators of this facility and part of the team that brought this to fruition," Anderson said.

    The Seattle Times

  • 1: Implement a biologically and environmentally sound long-term hatchery program that will help to provide for the recovery and persistence of a well-adapted, genetically diverse, healthy, harvestable population of sockeye in the Cedar River.

    The Seattle Times

  • The choice of a suitable spot in which to make his hatchery is a serious point for the consideration of the amateur.

    Amateur Fish Culture

  • The settlement brings to a close several years of litigation dating to 2003, when it was discovered that the state-owned hatchery, which is in the business of raising fish for statewide stocking, was contaminating wild rainbow and brown trout. - Local News

  • The hatchery, which is located at the university's Horn Point Lab, will get a new "oyster cultivation facility" on a 300-foot pier reaching into the Choptank River, which should make it easier to move shell covered in baby oysters, called spat, onto barges for restoration programs.


  • Anglers who catch a tagged steelhead are asked to call the hatchery to report the tag number, date caught and condition of the fish.


  • "I actually called the hatchery and doubled my order." Local, Sports, Business and Entertainment News

  • An estimated 1.4 million young fish will be loaded this May into tanker trucks from the hatchery, which is located near the Northern California town of Anderson.


  • The space is called a hatchery because it's less intense than an incubator program, said Lyles Center director Tim Stearns.


  • Let's consider a format, where mature space consists of patch bundles (broken up at tags) and the hatchery is a small number of append-only files.

    Planet Haskell


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