Definition of hatchery in English:

hatchery

Line breaks: hatch|ery
Pronunciation: /ˈhatʃəri
 
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noun (plural hatcheries)

An installation or building in which the hatching of fish or poultry eggs is artificially controlled for commercial purposes: a hatchery where we buy day-old chicks a fish hatchery
More example sentences
  • The proposal to build big semi-submersible ships that would act as massive floating hatcheries and be used to restock the oceans with fish has been presented to the Spanish Government.
  • The second block is a windowless building containing various controlled environments for animals, fly breeding and hatcheries.
  • Creation of artificial hatcheries and placing restraining cages over nests proved counter-productive.

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