from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A staircase leading from a deck to the cabins or area below.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a staircase or ladder from one deck to another on a ship
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a staircase leading to the cabin.
- n. a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The staircase at the entrance to a ship's cabin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship
Captain Glass met the first man springing up the companionway from the cabin, with a kick full in the face, but was overborne and trampled on by the rush.
"My word, some whale," Daughtry said to Ah Moy, as they emerged from the cabin companionway and gazed at this latest wreckage.
He sniffed down the forecastle hatch, sniffed into the galley where two Chinese cooks jabbered unintelligibly to him, sniffed down the cabin companionway, sniffed down the engine-room skylight and for the first time knew gasoline and engine oil; but sniff as he would, wherever he ran, no scent did he catch of Skipper.
Once, polishing the brasswork on the hand-rails of the cabin companionway, Daughtry overheard the ancient one explaining his terrible scar and missing fingers to Grimshaw and the Armenian
I leave the wheel and run forward to the cabin companionway, where
The terrier fell down the cabin companionway and lamed its nigh hind leg, then repeated the manoeuvre and lamed its off fore leg.
We battened down the engine room hatch, and the sea rose to it and over it and climbed perilously near to the cabin companionway and skylight.
Between two gusts I leave the wheel and run forward to the cabin companionway, where I light matches and consult the barometer. "29-90" it reads.
I had been swept against the galley and around the steerage companionway from the weather side into the lee scuppers.
It was a difficult cast to make on a rolling ship, but the sharp point of the spike, whistling seventy-five feet through the air, barely missed Wolf Larsen's head as he emerged from the cabin companionway and drove its length two inches and over into the solid deck-planking.