a person who hides on board of a ship so as to get a free passage

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  • Stowaway — Stow a*way , n. One who conceals himself board of a vessel about to leave port, or on a railway train, in order to obtain a free passage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stowaway — (n.) 1850, from phrase stow away conceal, in use by 1795; see STOW (Cf. stow) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stowaway — ► NOUN ▪ a person who stows away …   English terms dictionary

  • stowaway — [stō′ə wā΄] n. a person who hides aboard a ship, airplane, etc. to get free passage, evade port officials, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Stowaway — A stowaway is a person who travels illegally, by aircraft, bus, ship or train. Stowaways face dangerous situations. Since they are not legally on board, they must sometimes spend days without water or food when travelling by ship, risking death.… …   Wikipedia

  • Stowaway — Ching Ching Ching Ching (Stowaway) est un film américain réalisé par William A. Seiter, sorti en 1936. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Musique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stowaway — [[t]sto͟ʊəweɪ[/t]] stowaways N COUNT A stowaway is a person who hides in a ship, aeroplane, or other vehicle in order to make a journey secretly or without paying. The crew discovered the stowaway about two days into their voyage …   English dictionary

  • stowaway — UK [ˈstəʊəˌweɪ] / US [ˈstoʊəˌweɪ] noun [countable] Word forms stowaway : singular stowaway plural stowaways someone who stows away in a vehicle, ship, or plane …   English dictionary

  • stowaway — noun Date: 1848 one that stows away …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stowaway — /stoh euh way /, n. a person who hides aboard a ship or airplane in order to obtain free transportation or elude pursuers. [1850 55; n. use of v. phrase stow away] * * * …   Universalium

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