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Definition of "stowaway" []

  • A person who hides aboard a ship or other conveyance in order to obtain free passage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stowaway" in a sentence
  • "Dressed as a dead man in a giant's suit, the golem escapes the country in a coffin, keeping alive hope -- and a 19-year-old stowaway from the Germans."
  • "A few hours later, after being interrogated by the ships security officer to whom she said nothing, and officially identified as a stowaway, Courtney found herself alone in a hospital-like room toward the stern of the ship."
  • "He'd had to make a drastic change in his estimate of the situation the instant he saw that the stowaway was a girl."