Meaning of companionway

com•pan•ion•way

Pronunciation: (kum-pan'yun-wā"), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. a stair or ladder within the hull of a vessel.
  2. the space occupied by this stair or ladder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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