- a person who hides aboard a ship or airplane in order to obtain free transportation or elude pursuers.
Origin of stowaway
Examples from the Web for stowaway
Historical Examples of stowaway
My stowaway was making for his den when I said, "How about to-morrow?"In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
"This is the stowaway, sir," said Correy briskly, closing the door.
"So this is the stowaway," I said, trying to keep my voice coolly indifferent.
He acted as if he were completely unconscious of the stowaway.Pariah Planet
I was lying in my bunk when he came down with the stowaway you were holding prisoner.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
- a person who hides aboard a vehicle, ship, or aircraft in order to gain free passage
- (intr, adverb) to travel in such a way
1850, from phrase stow away "conceal," in use by 1795; see stow.