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com·pan·ion·way

 (kəm-păn′yən-wā′)
n. Nautical
A staircase leading from a deck to the cabins or area below.

[From companion, framed windows above a hatchway, companionway, probably alteration of obsolete Dutch kompanje, from Old French compagne, steward's cabin, storeroom, from Old Italian (camera della) compagna, (cabin for) provisions, pantry, from Vulgar Latin *compānia, things eaten with bread : Latin com-, com- + Latin pānis, bread; see companion1.]
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companionway

(kəmˈpænjənˌweɪ)
n
(Nautical Terms) a stairway or ladder leading from one deck to another in a boat or ship
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com•pan•ion•way

(kəmˈpæn yənˌweɪ)

n.
a stair or ladder within the hull of a vessel.
[1830–40]
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companionway

- A stairway or ladder from a deck to the cabin below.
See also related terms for stairway.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.companionway - a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
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Translations

companionway

[kəmˈpænjənweɪ] N (Naut) → escalerilla f (que conduce a los camarotes)
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companionway

[kəmˈpænjənweɪ] n (NAUTICAL, NAVAL) [ship] → escalier m des cabines
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companionway

[kəmˈpænjənˌweɪ] n (Naut) → scala
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References in classic literature ?
I hastily pushed the girl down the companionway leading to the engine-room, and then I raised my pistol and fired my first shot at a boche.
Remained the steerage, just for'ard of the cabin, separated from it by a stout bulkhead and entered by a companionway on the main deck.
Also, standing in the companionway, head and shoulders out and glass in hand, I could fling the wine overboard.
As she crossed the deck she noticed that the ship was ready to sail, and even as she descended the companionway she heard the rattle of the anchor chain about the capstan.
It was still early in the evening--two bells had just gone--when Duncan and his wife stood by the cabin companionway, gazing to windward and canvassing the possibility of spreading their beds on deck.
So saying he strolled carelessly in the direction of the companionway through which the captain had passed, and a moment later was knocking at his door.
Turjun, the panthan, crept close to the companionway, his sinuous fingers closing tightly upon the hilt of his dagger.
For a moment he mauled the corpse, and then he spied Kai Shang darting down the companionway toward his cabin.
'That'll do nicely,' I remember her saying; and with that she took the whisky bottles and hove them overside through the companionway. 'That's the last, she said to the three soaks, 'till the Martha floats and you're back in Guvutu.