companionway

noun
com·​pan·​ion·​way | \ kəm-ˈpan-yən-ˌwā How to pronounce companionway (audio) \

Definition of companionway

: a ship's stairway from one deck to another

Examples of companionway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The continuous glass band under the coach roof and glass hatches as well as the companionway door are really well done. Bill Springer, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 The aft-facing companionway doors angle upwards and double as skylights. Bill Springer, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 Scores of men caught in the intricate maze of compartments and companionways belowdecks are trapped and die, many of them needlessly. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, 27 Aug. 2018 Scores of men caught in the intricate maze of compartments and companionways belowdecks are trapped and die, many of them needlessly. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, 27 Aug. 2018 Scores of men caught in the intricate maze of compartments and companionways belowdecks are trapped and die, many of them needlessly. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, 27 Aug. 2018 Scores of men caught in the intricate maze of compartments and companionways belowdecks are trapped and die, many of them needlessly. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, 27 Aug. 2018 Scores of men caught in the intricate maze of compartments and companionways belowdecks are trapped and die, many of them needlessly. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, 27 Aug. 2018 Scores of men caught in the intricate maze of compartments and companionways belowdecks are trapped and die, many of them needlessly. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, 27 Aug. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of companionway

1742, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for companionway

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“Companionway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/companionway. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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