Buttery hatch
Buttery But"ter*y, n.; pl. {Butteries}. [OE. botery, botry; cf. LL. botaria wine vessel; also OE. botelerie, fr. F. bouteillerie, fr. boutellie bottle. Not derived from butter. See {Bottle} a hollow vessel, {Butt} a cask.] 1. An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other provisions are kept. [1913 Webster]

All that need a cool and fresh temper, as cellars, pantries, and butteries, to the north. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

2. A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and refreshments are kept for sale to the students. [1913 Webster]

And the major Oxford kept the buttery bar. --E. Hall. [1913 Webster]

3. A cellar in which butts of wine are kept. --Weale. [1913 Webster]

{Buttery hatch}, a half door between the buttery or kitchen and the hall, in old mansions, over which provisions were passed. --Wright. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Buttery hatch — Hatch 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}, {Hack} a frame.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttery hatch — noun Etymology: buttery (I) : a half door between a buttery and the hall * * * buttery hatch, a half door at the entrance to a buttery, over which provisions are served …   Useful english dictionary

  • buttery-hatch — buttˈery hatch noun A half door over which provisions are handed from the buttery • • • Main Entry: ↑buttery …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hatch — 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}, {Hack} a frame.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buttery — But ter*y, n.; pl. {Butteries}. [OE. botery, botry; cf. LL. botaria wine vessel; also OE. botelerie, fr. F. bouteillerie, fr. boutellie bottle. Not derived from butter. See {Bottle} a hollow vessel, {Butt} a cask.] 1. An apartment in a house… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttery bar — noun Etymology: buttery (I) : a serving bar on a buttery hatch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Booby hatch — Hatch 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}, {Hack} a frame.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Companion hatch — Hatch 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}, {Hack} a frame.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To batten down the hatches — Hatch 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}, {Hack} a frame.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be under hatches — Hatch 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}, {Hack} a frame.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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