- 1 (opening, cover) trampilla (feminine); [Aviation/Aviación] [Nautical/Náutica] escotilla (feminine) down the hatch! [colloquial/familiar] ¡salud! to batten down the hatches prepararse para la tormentaExample sentences
- He unscrewed the bolts that secured an access hatch to the wall and keyed something into a control panel adjacent to it.
- There was also an access hatch in the floor that would require the use of a fork lift truck to lift goods of any weight up into the second floor.
- Emily leads the others down a short corridor until they come to an access hatch in the wall.
- And as the forward escape hatch was also destroyed, the LR5's only hope of gaining access to the submarine now is through the aft hatch.
- The pilot and his passenger, who were both wearing lap and diagonal shoulder straps, escaped injury and were able to climb out of the aircraft through the normal hatches.
- First Lt. Bill Bower, ready to bail out, paused at one of the bomber's hatches and peered into the darkening sky below for some sign that his crew got out of the aircraft safely.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
hatch (out)[chick] salir* del cascarón, nacer* have the eggs hatched (out) yet? ¿han salido ya los polluelos ( or las crías etc) del cascarón?Example sentences
- In the first two weeks after the young hatch, the female stays on the nest to brood them, and the male brings food for the female and the owlets.
- Roughly a hundred of these snakes could fit inside of the giant egg that the single snake hatched from.
- Just because the tops of many eggs were broken, does not necessarily mean the dinosaurs hatched.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
hatch (out)[Zoology/Zoología] [egg] incubar; [chick] empollarExample sentences
- When the eggs hatch, the caterpillar enters the first instar (stage of development).
- Once the eggs hatch, both the male and the female feed the young.
- Once the eggs hatch, the Larvae burrow inside the host and begin consuming nonessential tissues.
- Hatcheries, which use incubators to hatch the eggs, take advantage of this biological phenomenon for shipping.
- Mother hen hatches her eggs in a farmyard and finds one of her baby chicks is a scrawny, ugly duck.
- The males are left behind to guard and hatch the eggs, which they cradle at all times on top of their feet, even during blinding blizzards.
- Lobster larvae were hatched in our culture facility and fed live brine shrimp.
- After emerging, the moths were stored at 4°C. Moths are incapable of moving at low temperatures and thus they remained in good condition until all larvae were hatched.
- Because of our aim to prevent competition within broods, we carried out the survival analyses for experimental chicks without the inclusion of the four nests that had hatched two chicks.
- 2 (devise) [pejorative/peyorativo] [plot/scheme] tramar, urdirExample sentences
- The pedestrianisation scheme has gone ahead even though it is difficult to find anyone outside the offices in which the plan has been hatched up who supports it.
- Did the two hatch the plot together, in secrecy, with the over eager Heffernan ready to cop the worst of it should their plan go belly up?
- So together they hatch the plot of doing The War of the Worlds on radio, to wow the studios.