Definition of "Hatchway"

Stephen Anteau
Stephen Anteau BetterHomes & Gardens Rand Realty

An opening with a hinged cover allowing access from one level to another in a structure. Often installed in a roof or the floor of a building to allow the entrance of people and materials to different levels. For example, a ceiling hatchway permits access to an attic for the purpose of storing goods or providing access to perform basic maintenance.

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