Definition of stowage in English:



  • 1The action or manner of stowing something.

    • ‘Another worthwhile detail is the large stowage box under the front passenger seat, which you can access by tilting the hinged seat base forward.’
    • ‘He watched as an attendant standing 10 feet away pushed a key fob button, lifting the rear decklid and retracting the three-panel metal roof smoothly, silently into the ample stowage compartment.’
    • ‘There are never enough stowage areas in cars, but this new model does provide quite a few including a tray, albeit an extremely shallow one, under the front passenger seat.’
    • ‘English traveling sets dating from the 1680s are often small for easy stowage in a satchel or saddlebag.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, parts of the hangar and flight deck aft were used as stowage areas for Royal Marines equipment.’
    • ‘In the present case, all damage caused by the negligent stowage is a single cause of action which is complete once any significant damage has occurred.’
    • ‘Integrated fuel cells and stowage containers give a streamlined appearance to the fenders.’
    • ‘The system weighs fish in the vessel's hold while at the same time recording relevant catch information such as fish species, size, grade and the time and date of stowage.’
    • ‘The cabin is sufficiently large with 10.5m³ stowage capacity to accommodate a range of mission systems.’
    • ‘Removable stowage boxes which fit into the rear footwells are available as an option.’
    • ‘Smaller stowage areas are found under the front seats and in seat pockets.’
    • ‘About halfway back are two cabins, one with bunks, the other a double, as well as two heads and separate sinks and stowage lockers.’
    • ‘There are, for example, two additional large stowage areas in the dash panel that can be easily pressing on the release.’
    • ‘The interior was well fitted out with adequate, if not cavernous, stowage pockets in the doors and a couple of smaller trays for such things as mobile phones.’
    • ‘Space to the left of the driver is provided for ammunition stowage.’
    • ‘Additional stowage boxes for small items are installed behind removable doors in either or both rear sides, while luggage in the main load area has a retractable soft cover.’
    • ‘During both the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War, the B - 52's internal stowage of eighty-four 500-pound bombs made it a formidable offensive weapon.’
    • ‘A second fire started six hours later in an oxygen generator in the weapon stowage compartment, but that fire was put out within two minutes.’
    • ‘There are too many storage spaces to count but we did notice a rather useful large area under the passenger seat that can be used for concealed stowage of valuable items.’
    • ‘At times, additional limits may be placed on carry-on baggage based on the main cabin stowage capacity of specific aircraft.’
    1. 1.1Space for stowing something in.
      ‘there is plenty of stowage beneath the berth’
      • ‘The seat was bonded to the deck and offered plenty of watertight stowage below and a reversible back-rest which was moulded to snugly fit both passenger and helmsman.’
      • ‘The enlarged sponsons provide additional stowage for carrying extra fuel, life rafts, floats or other equipment.’
      • ‘You could easily cover long journeys in the car and the surprisingly spacious trunk would provide plenty of stowage.’
      • ‘Another problem, if one retains four full seats, is a significant cut in the boot space so as to provide stowage for the folded roof.’
      • ‘Forward of this amidships seat was a locker offering additional stowage, situated on the centre-line, which was flanked by bonded pads which nestled the fuel-tanks in position.’
      • ‘The bay is equipped with cargo handling rollers, tie-down rings, stowage containers and stowage for troop seats.’
      • ‘The dry cargo stowage includes cargo ordnance holds.’
      • ‘There's a stand-up head in the center console and lots of lockable stowage.’