companionway companionway n. 1. a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • companionway — ► NOUN ▪ a set of steps leading from a ship s deck down to a cabin or lower deck. ORIGIN from obsolete Dutch kompanje quarterdeck …   English terms dictionary

  • companionway — [kəm pan′yənwā΄] n. [ COMPANION2 + WAY] a stairway leading from one deck of a ship to another …   English World dictionary

  • Companionway — For other uses, see Companion (disambiguation). The companionway to the orlop deck of the Norwegian full rigged ship Sørlandet In the architecture of a ship, a companion or companionway is a raised and windowed hatchway in the ship s deck, with a …   Wikipedia

  • companionway — [[t]kəmpæ̱njənweɪ[/t]] companionways N COUNT A companionway is a staircase or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship …   English dictionary

  • companionway — noun Etymology: 3companion Date: 1822 a ship s stairway from one deck to another …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • companionway — /keuhm pan yeuhn way /, n. Naut. 1. a stair or ladder within the hull of a vessel. 2. the space occupied by this stair or ladder. [1830 40; COMPANION2 + WAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • companionway — noun a staircase or ladder from one deck to another on a ship …   Wiktionary

  • companionway — com|pan|ion|way [kəmˈpænjənweı] n technical the steps going from one ↑deck (=level) of a ship to another deck …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • companionway — stairs from upper deck of ship to lower deck Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • companionway — n. stairway from the deck to the cabins (on a ship) …   English contemporary dictionary

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