Meaning of “companionway” in the English Dictionary


"companionway" in English

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companionwaynoun [ C ]

uk /kəmˈpæn.jən.weɪ/ us /kəmˈpæn.jən.weɪ/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • He disappeared down the companionway clasping his precious load. 
  • He ran toward the open hatch leading to the companionway. 
  • I headed for the central companionway and climbed onto the platform. 
  • The captain's voice hurled down the companionway, interrupted them harshly. 
  • Then I heard them hoist it up the iron companionway by means of pulleys. 

(Definition of “companionway” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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