- a fellow inmate in a prison cell.
Origin of cellmate
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Examples from the Web for cellmate
As he described the case of his cellmate Ibrahim Dewari, the determination to help those he left behind resurfaced.Interview With Canadian Filmmaker John Greyson Following His Release from Cairo's Tora Prison
October 11, 2013
She refuses to discuss her current cellmate, also an American, except to say they are friends.Knox's Powerful Fan
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 20, 2010
Ferrell: We eat our lunch in our cell, so the answer would be my cellmate.Catching Up With the Hipster Grifter
November 11, 2009
He even came to have a sort of sense of comradeship for his cellmate.
But for a long time he could not get used to the snoring of his cellmate.
For cellmate he had Barthlet Green, who parted from him only to meet an agonizing death in the flames, as an arch-heretic.Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters
H. Addington Bruce
His cellmate, by answering to the name of "Mirov," had given away their nationality!Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung