verb (used with object)
- to put (cargo, provisions, etc.) in the places intended for them.
- to put (sails, spars, gear, etc.) in the proper place or condition when not in use.
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Origin of stow
OTHER WORDS FROM stowstow·a·ble, adjectivere·stow, verb (used with object)
Words nearby stow
Example sentences from the Web for stowing
Others are essentially pocketing the cash, stowing it in rainy-day funds or using it to cope with higher spending requirements.The Return of State Surpluses Could Point to More Growth to Come|Daniel Gross|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The bustle went on, and I watched the stowing of the plunder after this, for I had no more to say.A King's Comrade|Charles Whistler
Norton inspected the rooms carefully, stowing away in his mind every detail.The Million Dollar Mystery|Harold MacGrath
And the harder I worked at the stowing of fish, the clearer my duty appeared to me.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore