- a stair or ladder within the hull of a vessel.
- the space occupied by this stair or ladder.
Origin of companionway
Examples from the Web for companionway
Historical Examples of companionway
Behind her she heard the commotion of many men descending the companionway.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The American arrived at the head of the companionway at a critical juncture.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
And he left me hastily, taking the steps of the companionway two at a time.Vampires of Space
Sewell Peaslee Wright
I hugged the babe and scrambled up the companionway to the deck.Hidden Hand
Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
He had reached the foot of the companionway when he turned back.The Harbor of Doubt
- a stairway or ladder leading from one deck to another in a boat or ship