Definition of Booby hatch

1. Noun. Pejorative terms for an insane asylum.




Definition of Booby hatch

1. Noun. (alternative form of booby-hatch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Booby Hatch Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Booby Hatch Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Booby Hatch

boobless
boobocracy
booboisie
booboisies
booboo
boobook
boobooks
booboos
boobs
booby
booby-hatch
booby-trap
booby-trapped
booby-trapping
booby-traps
booby hatch (current term)
booby prize
booby prizes
booby trap
booby traps
boobyish
boobyism
boobyisms
boobytrap
boobytrapped
boobytrapping
boobytraps
boocoo
boocoos
booder

Literary usage of Booby hatch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Heard and Determined by the Judicial Committee and the by Great Britain Privy Council. Judicial Committee (1866)
"... and a third hatch aft the main hatch, which, in these proceedings, and in the course of the argument before us, has been called the booby hatch ; being, ..."

2. The Jefferson Borden Mutiny: Trial of George Miller, John Glew and William by Circuit Court (1st Circuit, George Miller, United States (1876)
"Q. Is that the " booby " hatch? A. No, sir; it is the fore- scuttle. ... Q. Was not that the booby hatch ? A. The booby hatch is generally forward of the ..."

3. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1902)
"Tue applicant was injured by an accident while painting the booby hatch. (a. ... The applicant was employed at the time in painting the booby hatch, ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1850)
"What else the cursed wretches might be doing I didn't know, but I had no sooner managed to shove the scuttle over the booby-hatch, the second-mate loading ..."

5. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission by United States Fish Commission (1882)
"The remainder of the deck is clear, but there is a booby-hatch over the main hatch, through which access is gained to the bait-room. ..."

6. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1869)
"As regards the said booby hatch, I look upon it as an invention of the enemy, and no doubt it has derived its name from the originator, as of all foolish ..."

7. Workmen's Compensation Cases: Being Reports of Cases Decided Under the by R M Minton-Senhouse, Alfred Henry Ruegg, Francis Joseph Coltman (1904)
"The applicant at the time of the accident was painting a particular part of the ship called the booby hatch, but there is nothing to show that the contract ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Booby hatch

Search for Booby hatch on Dictionary.com!Search for Booby hatch on Thesaurus.com!Search for Booby hatch on Google!Search for Booby hatch on Wikipedia!

Search