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Definition: Companion hatch
, n. [OE. hacche, AS. h[ae]c, cf. haca the bar of a
door, D. hek gate, Sw. h["a]ck coop, rack, Dan. hekke manger,
rack. Prob. akin to E. hook, and first used of something made
of pieces fastened together. Cf. Heck
1. A door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set
with spikes on the upper edge.
In at the window, or else o'er the hatch. --Shak.
2. A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
3. A flood gate; a sluice gate. --Ainsworth.
4. A bedstead. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.
5. An opening in the deck of a vessel or floor of a warehouse
which serves as a passageway or hoistway; a hatchway;
also; a cover or door, or one of the covers used in
closing such an opening.
6. (Mining) An opening into, or in search of, a mine.
, Buttery hatch
, Companion hatch
, etc. See
To batten down the hatches
(Naut.), to lay tarpaulins over
them, and secure them with battens.
To be under hatches
, to be confined below in a vessel; to
be under arrest, or in slavery, distress, etc.
(k[o^]m*p[a^]n"y[u^]n), n. [F.
compagnon, OF. compaing, fr. an assumed LL. companio (cf.
companium fellowship, a mess), fr. L. com- + panis bread. See
1. One who accompanies or is in company with another for a
longer or shorter period, either from choice or casually;
one who is much in the company of, or is associated with,
another or others; an associate; a comrade; a consort; a
The companions of his fall. --Milton.
The companion of fools shall smart for it. --Prov.
xiii. 20 (Rev.
Here are your sons again; and I must lose
Two of the sweetest companions in the world. --Shak.
A companion is one with whom we share our bread; a
2. A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders; as, a
companion of the Bath.
3. A fellow; -- in contempt. [Obs.] --Shak.
4. [Cf. OSp. compa[~n]a an outhouse, office.] (Naut.)
(a) A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of
various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower
(b) A wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way;
a companion hatch.
(Naut.), a wooden porch over the entrance
or staircase of the cabin.
(Naut.), the ladder by which officers
ascend to, or descend from, the quarter-deck. --Totten.
(Naut.), a staircase leading to the cabin.
, in certain honorary orders, the members
of the lowest grades as distinguished from knights
commanders, knights grand cross, and the like.
Syn: Associate; comrade; mate; compeer; partner; ally;
confederate; coadjutor; accomplice.