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boo'by hatch"




1. Naut.
a. a small hatch giving access to a ladder from the weather deck of a vessel to the interior of the hull.
b. a small companion secured over a deck opening.
c. a hoodlike hatch cover having a sliding top.
2. Slang.
a. an insane asylum.
b. jail.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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