Hatch

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Hatch

A gateway or cover for a divide between decks of a ship. See also: International trade.
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And now Liverpool has a vegetarian and vegan equivalent in Down The Hatch, which opened earlier this year in Le Bateau nightclub's old cellar.
The hit ABC series about 48 or so plane-crash survivors stranded on a tropical isle began year two with the main characters going down the hatch, a mysterious metal structure that raises more questions than it answers.
Just don't expect to find out why there are polar bears in the tropics and what's down the hatch.