Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, a hatch just forward of the mainmast.

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Examples

  • We sewed him up in the blankets in which he died and laid him on a hatch-cover for'ard of the main-hatch on the port side.

    THAT DEAD MEN RISE UP NEVER

  • We sewed him up in the blankets in which he died and laid him on a hatch-cover for'ard of the main-hatch on the port side.

    That Dead Men Rise Up Never

  • An 'when we chose the watches, each man of fifty-six of 'em laid his knife on the main-hatch an' the carpenter broke the point square off.

    CHAPTER XL

  • The secret police agent stood near the main-hatch, and watched him narrowly.

    The Boy Nihilist or, Young America in Russia

  • Or if a sailor is said to be standing amidships, must he be planted precisely in what he would probably agree with Dr. Webster in spelling the _center_ of the main-hatch?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • We sewed him up in the blankets in which he died and laid him on a hatch-cover for'ard of the main-hatch on the port side.

    That Dead Men Rise Up Never

  • He saw the hands emerging from the forecastle, like bees out of a hive; he watched them surrounding the main-hatch.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • From the half-opened main-hatch the black smoke, mixed now with sparks, rose steadily and swiftly and spitefully, as if driven through the half-closed teeth of a dragon.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • Then he threw off his main-hatch and "haw-hawed" like a loon.

    Cape Cod Stories

  • Against this grey and indescribably sombre background stood the smouldering ship with the breeze already shivering in her sails, and the smoke from her main-hatch blowing and beckoning as if to the retreating boats.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

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