[ stoh-uh-wey ]
/ ˈstoʊ əˌweɪ /


a person who hides aboard a ship or airplane in order to obtain free transportation or elude pursuers.

Origin of stowaway

First recorded in 1850–55; noun use of verb phrase stow away Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for stowaway

/ (ˈstəʊəˌweɪ) /


a person who hides aboard a vehicle, ship, or aircraft in order to gain free passage

verb stow away

(intr, adverb) to travel in such a way
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