[hach-uh-ree] /ˈhætʃ ə ri/
noun, plural hatcheries.
a place for eggs of hens, fish, etc., especially a large, commercial or government site where the young are , cared for, and sold or distributed.
noun (pl) -eries
a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions
1880, from hatch (v.1) + -ery.
[hach-it] /ˈhætʃ ɪt/ noun 1. a small, short-handled ax having the end of the head opposite the blade in the form of a hammer, made to be used with one hand. 2. a tomahawk. 3. . verb (used with object) 4. to cut, destroy, kill, etc., with a hatchet. 5. to abridge, delete, excise, etc.: […]
noun 1. a thin face with sharp features.
[hach-it-fish] /ˈhætʃ ɪtˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) hatchetfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) hatchetfishes. 1. any deep-sea of the genera Argyropelicus, Sternoptyx, and related genera, of tropical and temperate waters, having a silvery, hatchet-shaped body. 2. Also called flying characin. any of several freshwater of the genera Carnegiella, Gasteropelecus, and Thorachocharax, […]
noun 1. a maliciously destructive critique or act: The special committee has done a hatchet job on the new proposal. noun 1. (informal) a malicious or devastating verbal or written attack noun phrase see: hatchet man , def. 2.