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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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Three men, dressed all in black, smashed their way through a door and then a customer service hatch.
Gordon Wilson, 30, covered his face with a hat and scarf when he ran up to the night service hatch of the station in Edinburgh.
The service hatch is a one-piece hatch used to transfer objects while respecting the purity and pressure requirements of clean and dry rooms.
Trawling his memory, he headed south, ducked around a plastic fern and pressed his palm on the service hatch.
After entering a room located about six stories up the tower, the workers opened a service hatch to check the conveyer directly, according to police.