Definition of hatchery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaCHərē/

noun (plural hatcheries)

A place where the hatching of fish or poultry eggs is artificially controlled for commercial purposes.
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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Syllabification: hatch·er·y

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