companionway

[ kuh m-pan-yuh n-wey ]
/ kəmˈpæn yənˌweɪ /

noun Nautical.

a stair or ladder within the hull of a vessel.
the space occupied by this stair or ladder.

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Origin of companionway

First recorded in 1830–40; companion2 + way1
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companionway

/ (kəmˈpænjənˌweɪ) /

noun

a stairway or ladder leading from one deck to another in a boat or ship
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