Definition of companionway in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəmˈpanyənˌwā/


A set of steps leading from a ship’s deck down to a cabin or lower deck.
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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Syllabification: com·pan·ion·way

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