Definition of stowaway
: one that stows away
Examples of stowaway in a Sentence
A stowaway was discovered on the ship.
Recent Examples of stowaway from the Web
Some folks from Maine’s 90 or so breweries are stowaways on the nine-day voyage, eager to exchange brewing craft and beers with their Icelandic counterparts.
Zuck found just such a stowaway rat in the gray chicken house one evening on his final tour of inspection.
Having sneaked aboard like a stowaway, some electronic nugget—whether an early GPS unit or a smartphone—has clung to my bike ever since.
Emirates Flight 863 from Muscat, Oman to Dubai was canceled on Sunday before a single passenger boarded, after baggage handlers came across an unexpected stowaway in the Boeing 777-300ER's cargo hold: a live—and seemingly lost—snake.
On July 4, 1997, the Pathfinder spacecraft touched down in a northern lowland called Chryse Planitia carrying a small rover named Sojourner—as well as a large amount of stowaways in the form of earthly microbes.
Moriori stowaway Autua is the movie’s most compelling performance.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stowaway'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of stowaway
STOWAWAY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of stowaway for Students
: a person who hides on a vehicle (as a ship) to travel without paying or being seen
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up stowaway? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).