1. [ noun ] (biology) the production of young from an egg
Synonyms: hatch
Related terms: parturition hatch
2. [ adjective ] good at incubating eggs especially a fowl kept for that purpose
Synonyms: brooding brood

"a brood hen"

Related terms: oviparous
3. [ noun ] (color) shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
Synonyms: crosshatch hachure hatch
Related terms: shading hatch hatch
Similar spelling:   Hutching