Definition of escape hatch in English:

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escape hatch

Pronunciation: /əˈskāp ˌhaCH/ Pronunciation: /eˈskāp ˌhaCH/


A hatch for use as an emergency exit, especially from a submarine, ship, or aircraft.
Example sentences
  • Rescue divers approach the distressed submarine and use the submarine's escape hatch to transfer emergency life support stores.
  • But all hope was lost on the ninth day when divers released the outer aft escape hatch of the submarine and found that it was completely flooded.
  • That's when someone opened the escape hatch on top of the aircraft in the cockpit, Wilson said.

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Syllabification: es·cape hatch

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