a person who hides aboard a ship or airplane in order to obtain free transportation or elude pursuers.

1850–55; noun use of verb phrase stow away Unabridged
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stowaway (ˈstəʊəˌweɪ)
1.  a person who hides aboard a vehicle, ship, or aircraft in order to gain free passage
2.  (intr, adverb) to travel in such a way

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Eventually a stowaway suddenly appears from behind a cross of light.
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