Meaning of hatch-boat in English:

hatch-boat

Pronunciation /ˈhatʃbəʊt/

noun

historical
  • A small sailing boat chiefly used for fishing, with a large well in the centre for transporting fish alive, movable planks or boards for covering the well, and frequently with fixed decking at the sides or edges.

    Hatch-boats were often used on the Thames in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review. From hatch + boat.