Part of speech: noun

One who hides, as on a vessel.

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Usage examples "stowaway":

  1. " A stowaway in the hold, Sir," said he in a very business- like seafaring voice. - "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle", Hugh Lofting.
  2. First, a sailor that Pa knows came up from the wharf, and he said a vessel got 'way out to sea, when they found a boy had hidden himself on board, a regular stowaway, and the first fishing smack they met, that was heading for Cliffmore, took him aboard and brought him back, and who do you think that was? - "Princess Polly At Play", Amy Brooks.
  3. But he is a stowaway, and was hid away under my berth in the ward- room. - "Taken by the Enemy", Oliver Optic.