'hatch' can also refer to...

Asenath Hatch Nicholson (1792—1855) social observer and philanthropist


Brands Hatch

Brian A. Hatcher

Carlene Hatcher Polite (1932—2009)

Coleman's Hatch

companionway hatch

Coney Hatch

Edward Hatch (1832—1889)

Edwin Hatch (1835—1889) theologian

escape hatch

Frederick Henry Hatch (1864—1932) geologist and mining engineer

hatch system

Hatcher, George, Band


Hatch-Slack pathway

Henry Hatcher (1777—1846) antiquary

ingress–egress side hatch

John Charles Hatch (1917—1992) author and politician

John Hatcher

John W. Hatch

Little Hatch

Nile W. Hatch

Ray Hatcher

Richard Hatcher (b. 1933)

Robert Hatch Kennett (1864—1932) biblical and Semitic scholar

side hatch

Sir David Edwin Hatch (1939—2007) broadcasting executive

Stephani L Hatch


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A door in a spacecraft. A space shuttle, for example, has hatches connecting the mission and payload stations to the living quarters below. Hatches can also open outside, such as the shuttle's ingress–egress side hatch.

‘Hatch’ was adopted from the nautical term for doors leading to cabins or lower levels on ships.

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