Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[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.


Read Also:

  • Hatchet

    [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.: […]

  • Hatchet-face

    noun 1. a thin face with sharp features.

  • Hatchetfish

    [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, […]

  • Hatchet-job

    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.

Disclaimer: Hatchery definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.