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A person who hides aboard a ship or other conveyance in order to obtain free passage.
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a person who hides aboard a vehicle, ship, or aircraft in order to gain free passage
(intr, adverb) to travel in such a way
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(ˈstoʊ əˌweɪ)

a person who stows away.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stowaway - a person who hides aboard a ship or plane in the hope of getting free passagestowaway - a person who hides aboard a ship or plane in the hope of getting free passage
passenger, rider - a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
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černý pasažér
blind passager
blinde Passagierblinder Passagier
čierny pasažier
slepi potnik
kaçak yolcu


[ˈstəʊəweɪ] Npolizón m, llovido m
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[ˈstəʊəweɪ] npassager/ère m/f clandestin(e)
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[ˈstəʊəˌweɪ] npasseggero/a clandestino/a
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(stəu) verb
to pack neatly and especially out of sight. The sailor stowed his belongings in his locker.
ˈstowaway noun
a person who stows away. They found a stowaway on the ship.
stow away
1. to hide oneself on a ship, aircraft etc before its departure, in order to travel on it without paying the fare. He stowed away on a cargo ship for New York.
2. to put or pack in a (secret) place until required. My jewellery is safely stowed away in the bank.
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References in classic literature ?
He looked back rapidly, looked down the avenue of a squalid and unlovely life, saw himself the child of drink-sodden and brutal parents, remembered the Board School with its unlovely surroundings, his struggles at a dreary trade, his running away and the fierce draughts of delight which the joy and freedom of the sea had brought to him on the morning when he had crept on deck, a stowaway, to be lashed with every rope-end and to do the dirty work of every one.
When his scars were quite healed, and he was no longer anything but painful and stiff, and able to converse a little, I took him yonder and introduced him to the Kanakas as an interesting stowaway.
"The night was still young, and within ten miles there was the best of ports in a storm, and hundreds of holds for the humble stowaway to choose from.
CBP said it received reports of a possible stowaway shortly after midnight when a ramp agent encountered the man while offloading baggage.
A stowaway is a person who secretly boards a vehicle such as an aircraft, bus, ship, cargo truck or train, to travel without paying and with the aim of not being detected.
THE stowaway who fell from a plane over London could have got on the jet after clambering over a section of fence that has fallen down at an airport in Kenya.
In June 2010, theEvening Standardreported how a Romanian stowaway managed to hold on to a plane as it soared at 25,000 feet from Vienna's Schwechat Airport to London.
The body of a male stowaway Sunday fell off a Kenya Airways plane moments before it landed at London's Heathrow Airport.The KQ Flight 100 was travelling from Nairobi to London.
Lucky Stowaway--The Prince George Citizen in Prince George, B.C., reports that the SPCA North Cariboo District Branch is caring for a severely emaciated stowaway cat who arrived in April from China.
A stowaway lizard has ended up in South Wales after making a 2,383-mile trip from Greece.
Synopsis: "A Stowaway Ukulele Revealed: Richard Konter & the Byrd Polar Expeditions" is the unlikely and compelling story of a globe-trotting, ukulele-strumming Brooklyn sailor named Richard Konter and his famous autographed instrument.

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