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stowaway

[stoh-uh-wey] /ˈstoʊ əˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a person who hides aboard a ship or airplane in order to obtain free transportation or elude pursuers.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; noun use of verb phrase stow away
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British Dictionary definitions for stowaway

stowaway

/ˈstəʊəˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a person who hides aboard a vehicle, ship, or aircraft in order to gain free passage
verb
2.
(intransitive, adverb) to travel in such a way
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Word Origin and History for stowaway
n.

1850, from phrase stow away "conceal," in use by 1795; see stow.

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