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A means of passing through a wall or floor, having a hatch (especially on a ship); a doorway with a hatch rather than a door.
If you're installing your steps into an existing attic hatchway, you may have to expand the hole.
As I was stationed but a short distance from the main hatchway, I could catch a glance at all who were carried below.
We slipped through the small hatchway into total blackness.
Next to the turret base a large hatchway (7) provides access to the space behind the secondary armament.
All hands took their turn at the pumps, alternately bailing at the fore hatchway.
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