companion way

companionway

[kuhm-pan-yuhn-wey]
noun Nautical.
1.
a stair or ladder within the hull of a vessel.
2.
the space occupied by this stair or ladder.

Origin:
1830–40; companion2 + way

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To companion way
Collins
World English Dictionary
companionway (kəmˈpænjənˌweɪ)
 
n
a stairway or ladder leading from one deck to another in a boat or ship

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature