stowaway

noun stow·away \ ˈstō-ə-ˌwā \

Definition of stowaway

:one that stows away

Examples of stowaway in a Sentence

  1. A stowaway was discovered on the ship.

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First Known Use of stowaway

1848


stow away

verb

Definition of stow away

intransitive verb
:to secrete oneself aboard a vehicle as a means of obtaining transportation

First Known Use of stow away

1879


STOWAWAY Defined for English Language Learners

stowaway

noun

Definition of stowaway for English Language Learners

  • : someone who hides on a ship, airplane, etc., in order to travel without paying or being seen


STOWAWAY Defined for Kids

stowaway

noun stow·away \ ˈstō-ə-ˌwā \

Definition of stowaway for Students

:a person who hides on a vehicle (as a ship) to travel without paying or being seen


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