Definition of Companionway

1. Noun. A stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship.

Generic synonyms: Staircase, Stairway



Definition of Companionway

1. Noun. (nautical) a staircase or ladder from one deck to another on a ship ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Companionway

1. [n -WAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Companionway

companion vein
companionability
companionable
companionableness
companionably
companionate
companionate marriage
companioned
companioning
companionless
companionlessness
companionly
companions
companionship
companionships
companionway (current term)
companionways
companisation
companisations
companization
companizations
compansion
compansions
company-store
company clinic
company clinics
company front
company fronts

Literary usage of Companionway

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1. Travel Letters from New Zealand, Australia and Africa by Edgar Watson Howe (1913)
"On most ships the clock in the companionway is set back or forward at midnight, and there is not another change for twenty-four hours. ..."

2. Naval Hygiene by James Duncan Gatewood (1909)
"146 companionway from main to gun deck. 147 Skylight to ward room. ... 163 companionway to gun deck. 164 Ward room officers' toilet room. ..."

3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1904)
"I went up the steerage companionway two steps at a time, with nothing distinct ... He was standing in the companionway, only his head and shoulders visible, ..."

4. The History of North Atlantic Steam Navigation: With Some Account of Early by Henry Fry (1896)
"Returning to the main companionway, you ascend to the deck above, or promenade deck, ... Directly abaft the main companionway, and opening into it, ..."

5. "Where Angels Fear to Tread" by Morgan Robertson (1899)
"Clad in yellow oilskins and sou'wester, he stood by the after-companionway, intently examining through a pair of glasses the wallowing steamer to leeward, ..."

6. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1920)
"Said companionway belonged to the ship but was used by the defendant. On the day of the accident plaintiff's intestate, with others, started to return from ..."

7. In the Tracks of the Trades: The Account of a Fourteen Thousand Mile by Lewis Ransome Freeman (1920)
"And over all, through open skylight and companionway, poured floods of brine to keep down the dust. Time and again the yacht struggled to sit up, ..."

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