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Origin of stowaway
Words nearby stowaway
Example sentences from the Web for stowaway
But when England began trading with the Orient, the cockroach grew venturesome, and began putting to sea as a stowaway.The Crow's Nest|Clarence Day, Jr.
If Bothwell were on board the ship as a stowaway the aspect of affairs was more serious even than we had thought.The Pirate of Panama|William MacLeod Raine
More likely to be a stowaway on a merchantman and then roustabout on a cattle boat, or some such thing.Cap'n Eri|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Two years before this he had been a stowaway from England to America, and he was not discovered for several days.Beggars|W. H. (William Henry) Davies
The Captain's gaze settled on the stowaway's spotless white shirt and collar.West Wind Drift|George Barr McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for stowaway
verb stow away
Idioms and Phrases with stowaway
Put aside or store something until needed, as in We generally stow away the lawn furniture in the toolshed. [Late 1700s]
Hide oneself aboard ship or in a vehicle in order to get free transportation, as in The youngsters planned to stow away on a freighter but they never even got to the waterfront. This usage gave rise to the noun stowaway. [Mid-1800s]
Greedily consume food or drink, as in Bob sure can stow away a lot in a short time. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]