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 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, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 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, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 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, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 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, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 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, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 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, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 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, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 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, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 27 Aug. 2018

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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 Jul. 2020.

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companionway

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English Language Learners Definition of companionway

: a stairway on a ship that connects one deck to another

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