Companionway

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For other uses, see Companion (disambiguation).
The companionway to the orlop deck of the Norwegian full-rigged ship Sørlandet

In the architecture of a ship, a companion or companionway is a raised and windowed hatchway in the ship's deck, with a ladder leading below and the hooded entrance-hatch to the main cabins.

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Glossary of nautical terms