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.