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companionway

Nautical a stairway or ladder leading from one deck to another in a boat or ship

companionway

[kəm′pan·yən‚wā]
(naval architecture)
A stairway that runs from one deck of a ship to another.
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However, on Britannic at least, at the head of the central companionway - the main thoroughfare between the deckhouse and the saloon below - was what is variously described as a large room or a large lobby, provided with sofas, adjacent to the smoking room.
A thin unpleasant drizzle had begun to fall and the deck as they came up the companionway was slippery and dangerous.
The opening storm, usually seized on as a big production number with crashing masts and sails and sound effects drowning out the dialogue, is glimpsed through a large porthole, the characters squeezed together in a small companionway below decks.
So they talk about going upstairs or downstairs to the next floor, now often named Biscayne or Dolphin, instead of ascending the companion or companionway to B Deck above or descending to D Deck below.
He included a black sailor standing on the quarter deck at the base of the companionway down which Nelson is seemingly being carried--though as it is well known that Nelson received his wound while on the quarter deck itself, this element of the composition is rather confused.
The boys race along the covered promenade deck to the forward companionway. We do the tour: the engine-room with their big water-tube boilers (Yarrow Co.
We came down the center companionway into the corridor leading to the saloon.
At best, smaller yachts might have a flimsy companionway door lock, and larger yachts might be outfitted with a closed circuit television surveillance system.
The companionway is a very neat and impressive piece of engineering.
Sailor Girl balances between salty action with lyrical perception, as when Kate meets the antagonist: "...he came toward her along the companionway, wearing a white tee, light from the portholes strobing across his cheekbones.
The removable door handles in the heads, the handrails along the companionway, and the nonskid deck allow people to move about unimpeded.