Definition of companionway in English:

companionway

Syllabification: com·pan·ion·way
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpanyənˌwā
 
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noun

A set of steps leading from a ship’s deck down to a cabin or lower deck.
More example sentences
  • To minimize maintenance, the only wood used in the entire boat is the tiller and the only opening to the area below deck is the companionway.
  • The master stateroom is aft and can be reached either from the main saloon or a companionway off the aft deck.
  • I made one more trip forward, through the big main cabin, and climbed up the steps of the forward companionway.

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