companionway

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noun com·pan·ion·way \kəm-ˈpan-yən-ˌwā\

Definition of companionway

  1. :  a ship's stairway from one deck to another

Origin and Etymology of companionway

3companion


First Known Use: 1742


COMPANIONWAY Defined for English Language Learners

companionway

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noun com·pan·ion·way \kəm-ˈpan-yən-ˌwā\

Definition of companionway for English Language Learners

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

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